It never ceases to amaze that the footballing pundits are astonished that Leicester, a smaller club with a smaller budget for players than others in the Premier League can win the Championship in 2016. They argue that they were a club facing relegation, that the manager Claudio Ranieri is a quiet, unassuming man and so less likely to have won such plaudits, that the players were a while ago, simple bricklayers, and costs ‘less’ than their competitors – and so they couldn’t possibly win the title. “This is truly a miracle”, they say, “It can’t be done, yet it has been done”.” Never in our lifetime”, they say, “a fairytale”, so used to their own predictions being taken for granted by others.
Miracles happen all the time! It is about a belief system. What you believe, quietly and intensely, MUST manifest. It may not be to your exact timing because people and events need to be manoeuvred into place so that the ‘miracle’ can happen. Ranieri, written off, needed to have gone through the humiliation of managing other teams, to bring him to a place (internally) where he could effect the best conditions for his new team. The squad needed to be the right one to come together for the energies to propel them forward. All the team members spoke of the energy and enjoyment of their working together, fashioning a side that rose to their own intentions.
Buying the best team does not necessarily mean that they all gel together and perform (England’s performance in the last world cup is testament to that) We need to stop listening to the pundits, the nay-sayers and the “realists”.(‘You need to get real” being a particular nonsense phrase uttered by those who do not hold the same belief in themselves as inventors, creators and entrepreneurs do.) For this is all it takes:. the intense desire and beliefs to be held long enough to make the ‘impossible’ manifest before our eyes. Leicester’s team made their intentions and the results as they progressed were given positive energy. The result of the Tottenham – Man Utd game was out of Leicester’s control, yet it was the very outcome that needed to fall into place to make them the champions the team believed themselves to be. The beliefs we hold can be shaped and sent out to the world so that the matching events are brought back to us and that should ALWAYS be our frame of reference: that miracles are the norm, not the doubts of the critics and pundits..