Faiz Subri became an overnight sensation after producing a gravity-defying free kick that left the world in awe. The 28-year-old midfielder unleashed a stinging shot about 30m from the goal net which looked to be heading towards the top left corner of the goalmouth. The ball somehow ended at the top right corner of the net after a dramatic swerve. Here’s what we can learn from it.
1) One shot is all you need
Faiz Subri started his career as a professional footballer in 2009. Last season, he was the top scorer for his club with 13 goals. Despite his positive performance, it was his stunning goal that sent him to fame. One shot is all we need. Seize every opportunity and give every shot your best as you’ll never know when your hard work and persistency will pay off. Here's Faiz's shot of fame.
2) Nothing is impossible
While it is not unusual for Faiz to take free kicks, it is quite unlikely to score from the position at the time he took the free kick. It was at the left side of the field and 30m away from the goalmouth. But Faiz proved nothing is impossible.
3) A moment of glory requires enormous amount of hard work
Faiz’s overnight sensation is a total representation of the saying ‘3 minute’s glory on the stage takes 10 years of hard work off the stage’. The dramatic goal by Faiz was no fluke but result from the years of hard work and practice of free kick during training.
4) Success is in the eye of beholder
What makes success sweet is that it comes from the public. Faiz’s extraordinary goal has been shared on the net for more than 40,000 times and has received compliments from local political figures, local and foreign publications and football fans all over the world. A well-deserved success.
5) Stay humble & keep going amid success
It is important to stay grounded amid success. Faiz was reluctant to compare his goal to free-kick specialist Roberto Carlos after his goal was commented to be as good. Faiz also hopes to repeat the goal if he has chance to take another free-kick.