Benzema Finally Wins Ballon d’Or After Years of Waiting
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has finally won the Ballon d’Or, the award given to the best soccer player in the world.
The French star had finished runner up in the award twice before, in 2012 and 2013, but this time he beat out Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo to take home the prize that was rightfully his.
How Being Patient Pays Off
Karim Benzema has been waiting for this moment for a long time.
After coming close several times, the French striker finally won the Ballon d’Or on December 3rd, 2017.
He had to watch from the sidelines as fellow countrymen Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann were among the favorites to win it this year.
To be fair, Benzema was already an integral part of France’s World Cup winning squad in Russia.
The forward scored four goals in France’s march to their second World Cup title.
Does being patient mean you’re not working hard?
Being patient does not mean you are not working hard.
If anything, it means you are working harder than anyone else to make sure that when your chance does come, you’re ready for it.
Benzema is a perfect example of this.
He has been waiting for years and now he is finally getting his turn.
There were many times when it seemed like he would never get the opportunity, but instead of giving up, he was more determined to work even harder until his time came.
For all those people who think patience is weak or futile because they can’t see any progress right away take note:
patience is the best kind of strength there is because you’re able to stay focused on the goal no matter how long it takes.
Overcoming anxiety about what others think about you
Do not think about what others will say or do.
If you are doing something that is good for you, then there is nothing to be anxious about.
The only way to overcome anxiety is to stop thinking about it and just do it.
You can’t let other people’s opinion keep you from living your life the way you want to.
They might make fun of you, but in the end they will have no choice but to respect your decision and realize that they are wrong.
Newyark! Benzema finally wins Ballon d’or after years of waiting.
On Saturday night, Karim Benzema picked up his first ever Ballon d’or at a star istudded ceremony in Paris.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
Zinedine Zidane, who was the coach at Real Madrid when Benzema joined the club in 2009, knew exactly how to use Benzema and helped him develop into one of the world’s best strikers.
When Jose Mourinho took over in 2010, he saw Benzema as a striker who could play alongside Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic.
The new manager wawantednted to play a more defensive game with a counter atack style.
It seemed like Mourinho never had faith in Benzema and even though he scored 19 goals during the 2010/2011 season, that did not seem to matter.
It looked like Benzema would be benched for much of his career, just waiting for another player to come
along that would need his skillset or until somebody retired or became injured enough that they needed to take their place.