He’s a professional football player who plays for Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. He’s the first player to win four European Golden Shoe awards. He became the world’s most expensive player when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009. He’s Cristiano Ronaldo and here are his top 10 rules for success.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Top 10 Entrepreneurship Rules For Business and Success
Rule #1: Just Play!
Everyone in my family love football. Well I remember I was always playing in the street. One day my father coming and he said to me, “Why you don’t coming for the club when I “when I work? I say, “Yes why not?” And I start to play to the same routine and I start I go to every day to training and I like it, to be part of a team.
And I’m training every day and my father was there to help me. Well in the beginning I feel that I have I was different than the other kids. Yes, I feel. But I didn’t even thinking that one day I will be a professional and playing for example in Manchester United around .
Even in sporting. I just play you know to enjoy. But I’m never thinking that’s hey, I have talents and I’m going to be a professional. In the beginning I didn’t feel that.
Rule #2: Be Competitive
This is very important for me. I’m always competitive player. And not just in the games, I’m I’m like that in a home with my sisters and my mom with my nephews. I’m always try to competitive hard and try to win. I’m like that, no I’m not I’m not I never change.
And because I like I like this I like what I do, I like my life, I’m happy person. So competing is part of my life. So in Madeira and Madrid in England I was all into this competitive person. So it’s part of me.
Rule #3: Always Take On New Challenges
Interviewer: Why make the move from Manchester United to Real Madrid?
I think everything have a beginning and end. And everything. So what I I do what I did in Manchester is completely finished because I win almost everything there. So I always try for a new challenge.
This is why I try to do to move Manchester for Madrid not about the the contract. Is about new challenge, my family too, close to my family. Different weather, the language everything. And most the most important things what I move is a challenge because I really like to put myself in a pressure to see what I can can can do.
Rule #4: Know Your Priorities
The first thing and the most important thing for me it’s it’s football of course. Nothing above that. Well of course this kind of stuff I like it too. Something that I was involved many many years since I was 18. So it’s something that I like it but of course my my first focus is of course the football but fashion is something that I like it too.
Rule #5: People Will Judge You
The people really don’t know you. Who is the people to judge something that they don’t know? Of course this is it’s something that I don’t like but I have to live with that. I cannot change, cannot change my personality, can cannot change my character.
I cannot change my education you know. I respect the people but of course I don’t agree because the real people who know me know who is Cristiano. You understand? So I cannot change the mind of the other people.
Maybe sometimes in the pitch I show something that the people don’t don’t want or don’t like but this is my my kind of way to to thinking because I’m ambition person and I don’t smile a lot in the pitch because I I try to be focused.
But in this in one point I will understand some people because you know in a life love always the people who judge us. But I think sometimes this is not fair but you know we have to live with that.
Rule #6: Work Hard
You have to work. I tried to do it almost every day this is why I’m in the top level many many years. I think it’s not it’s not my confidence it’s a because I do it extra outside the pitch. When I’m 12-years-old most of the people told me, Cristiano you are very very good talented player but you are very skinny, very slim. And I put it in my mind the body we can improve.
We can improve you go to gym. Dedication and hard work. You can improve. So I will improve myself. Athleticism means a lot. For me I think the small details in hand are going to make a huge difference to compare with with the other players so I think it’s very important to do this kind of work.
And I think it’s going well on me this is why I’m in good shape almost all the year. And I want to carry on like that because it’s helped me a lot. It’s part of me. I’m not doing that kind of work because I have to it’s because it’s part of me.
Rule #7: #Believe You Are The Best
For me, in my mind, I am the best. If you don’t think that way The human being if you don’t think that in your job you’re the best, if he doesn’t think that in his cameraman job he’s the best, if he doesn’t think that he’s the best Nike representative, then we don’t have ambition. I have to think that in my job I am the best I may not be but in my mind I am the best.
Rule #8: Play For The Team
Nothing, zero. I just try to do my best every season to win the the Golden Boot. It’s it’s important for me, it’s my second one. And it’s something that I look forward for that. I continue to say thank you to my teammates because they they helped me a lot they give me great passes to score goals.
But is you know what I say a few interviews before I will change the on personal things for collective wars like champions or La Liga because it’s the most important. But in terms of individual I think I play very very good this season and really really happy with what I did.
Rule #9: Enjoy The Moments
Believe and follow his dreams. Work hard. Many many important people and people who are expect a lot especially my my dad and my mom always give me you should you should respect. If you want respect you should respect the other people.
And this is what always putting in my mind if you see my my career at the last six seven years I am always a kind of similar level. Why? As I said before is a long process is a dedication, it’s hard work. And for the future I will try to maintain the same.
I’m going to I’m going to push myself until my body and give me good answer. So this is why I’m enjoying the present and I don’t think a lot about the future because I know the future will be good too. But I just enjoyed the moments, I feel good, my body’s good, just maybe the best moments of my career so far. And I want to continue it.
Rule #10: Have A Sense Of Humor
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