Redefine Your Business Leads with These Lionel Messi’s Exceptional Skills, Values


Story By Nurudeen Salako

An impressive attribute about Messi is establishing himself among the world’s best players before age 20. His rigorous training and dedication to his team played vital roles in him being the world’s best player. According to his teammates, it hurts him badly when he loses a game and it takes him days to get over it.


With five unbroken records identified in the Guinness Book of Record,  777 goals for club and country throughout his professional career, and the first player in history to win five and six European Golden Shoes coupled with the most La Liga Hat-Trick in a season, describing Lionel Messi as a record-breaker would be an understatement. You probably may not have the right words to describe him.

Messi,  Argentine forward and former Barcelona’s captain has not only redefined the game of soccer but in a fanciful way, he has brought new styles to the round leather game.

According to Forbes, Lionel Messi is the world’s wealthiest footballer,  after a report on his earnings that put him above rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi’s total earnings this year are $126 million, $92m from his salary, and $34m in endorsements.

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In a recently held press conference to confirm his exit from his boyhood club Barcelona after 21-years, following his contract talks collapse with the Spanish giants due to La Liga financial regulations.

With all these indisputable facts and feats, what exactly are the values that have brought him so far as this? EnterpriseCEO examines values and skills that have made Messi a global phenomenon in the world of soccer. Values business owners, individuals can learn from

  • Be Goal-Oriented

Messi’s goal to become the best was not dented by the fact that most people’s first impression about him is just him being a dwarf back then. According to his youth coach, one would realize he was born different, that he was a phenomenon and that he was going to be something impressive. His goal has always been to become the best not even a growth deficiency would deter him from achieving his dream.

When all you see is the goal, what you speak is the goal, what you hear is the goal; though failure may pass by, you’re sure to achieve that goal much faster than not being goal-oriented. No man is without obstacles, even coming to the world has its obstacles and competition, but finally being here is a goal already. Therefore, always work for that goal.

Be Dedicated to Your Cause

An impressive attribute about Messi is establishing himself among the world’s best players before age 20. His rigorous training and dedication to his team played vital roles in him being the world’s best player. According to his teammates, it hurts him badly when he loses a game and it takes him days to get over it.

To him, money is not a motivating factor: his motivation comes from playing the game he loves and if he wasn’t being paid to be a professional footballer, he would willingly play for nothing. Yes, money is important and as much as possible, make money. But while making money, be dedicated to what’s bringing in the money. Most times, that money will not open doors, it is your history of dedication that will.

  • Resilience

Surprisingly, Messi’s story could have ended before it began had Barca not taken him under its wing at an early age, as he was diagnosed at an early age with a growth hormone deficiency and as a result, his growth was stunted.

Without proper treatment, Lionel Messi was unlikely to be able to pursue his dreams, and while a local club called River Plate was interested in signing him, they were not willing to pay for his medical treatments.

This ought to have discouraged him, but further fueled his resolve to become a great athlete. No injury is ever likely to faze Messi after coming through his childhood difficulties, but he has had some bad ones. Never be discouraged as life has prepared some people to discourage your dream. Look inward, believe in yourself, and work for the best.

  • Make Sacrifices

He once said, ‘’One has to fight to reach their dream, sacrifice and work hard for it’’. Messi always wanted to play professional football, and he knew that to do so, he had to make a lot of sacrifices. Some of the sacrifices include leaving Argentina, left his family to start a new life. He changed friends, his people, and everything. He left his comfort zone at a young age which eventually paid off.

Every successful man today has had to make sacrifices for their career at some point. Sacrifices is one of the breakthroughs to a successful carrier. Don’t be too afraid of making sacrifices and while you’re making endless sacrifices, be sure to be hardworking.

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  • Hard Work is Key

He worked extremely hard and trained almost every single day to become who he is today. He has won lot of awards in the past proving just how good he is, including number 1 football player in the world on six different occasions.

Since Messi’s debut, Barcelona won 20 major trophies and Messi managed to win Barcelona a total of 34 trophies. He’s a goal scorer, playmaker, and an electrifying talent. His quick dribbling skills and elusive tricks on the ball put him in a class of his own.

Of noteworthy is that hard work isn’t measured by how long you work but how much effort you put into the work. The reason some people work few hours in a day and earn millions is that those few hours are nourished with immeasurable effort. Work hard until there’s none like you.

  • Give back to your society

His love for humanity cannot be overemphasized and his desire to give back to society made him found his own charitable organization, the Leo Messi Foundation. His foundation supports access to health care, education, awarding research grants and invested in the development of medical centers and projects in Argentina, Spain, and elsewhere in the world.

He has been UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2010 and participated in UNICEF camp targeting HIV prevention, education, and the social inclusion of disabled children.
You’re a product of your environment and you should make other benefits from their environment as well by creating the venue. If life has given you quite a number of opportunities, don’t squander it alone.

  • Team Play Builds Both You and The Team

One of the key inspirational life lessons from Lionel Messi is being a team player. He is a great team leader and has steered his club to success since becoming a member. Not only he has good assists and key passes, he is always using his phenomenal vision to keep his teammates involved.

He has great tactical intelligence, finding free spaces to move into, receiving the ball, and then laying it off to a teammate to build an attack. From being a great team player, he also gives his team the credit they deserve. This is a reason it is called ‘’a team’’, and that is collaborative and coordinated work.

Not only it will bring success to the team, but the team members will also be enriched with work potential and generally be successful. And mind you, joint success is always sweet. I am successful, you are successful. Let’s tour the world together.

  • Taking Advantage of Situations

He has the ability to take advantage of every mistake his opponent makes, which according to Arsene Wenger makes him the best player in the world by some distance takes every opportunity in his games, even the slightest one.

Make good use of every opportunity that comes your way. Though not all will yield a satisfactory result, some will, and you never can tell which one that is.

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  • Reliability

Messi has proven his reliability to his team that even when things are not going well they have to use him. Even if he is half lame, his presence according to his teammates on the pitch is enough to lift them and their general play.

Whether you work alone or you work with a team of people, make yourself reliable which in the long run will make you indispensable. No one is indispensable but make your manager think thrice before he can let you go.

  • Be Your Self’s Best

Messi is considered one of the best football players of all time and the world-famous professional football player. Although he is always being compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi does difficult things so simple.

e makes everyone believe that scoring goals are simple, dribbling is simple, finding a teammate in a crowded defense is simple.

Trust me when I know no one can be your best, we are all created with our peculiarities. So thinking that ‘’if I don’t achieve it, someone else will’’ isn’t healthy for yourself and for your society because if you don’t, no one else will do like you would.

Messi is the definition of football; you also be the definition of your brand.

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