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First Touch

Everybody admired the way Zinedine Zidane touched the football because he was always two steps ahead. He saw the future before it happened and just worked backward to execute.

You can galvanize a player’s effort and refine his/her skills but you can’t teach them instinctiveness. That comes from years of extra practice.

The beauty of the first touch is that it appears effortless. Sometimes plays happen without even touching the ball at all. Talent is one thing but instinct inspires all the magic.

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Accidentally, on Purpose

Nothing is done by accident if it’s on purpose. Nothing is done on purpose if it’s by accident. But the two sometimes intertwine. 

We all know what we want subconsciously and we chase it with limited expectations. For example, we all want to be rich but reality holds us back. We accept our current condition with the possibility that we may get lucky if we try here and there. So we may buy a lottery ticket or invest in a stock or in something new like Bitcoin.  

What comes to fruition is rarely what we fully expect but then it certainly isn’t a surprise. There are no accidents in this world but you can achieve success without thinking about it so hard. 

“Act without expectation.” — Lao Tzu 

The point is to just act and see what happens. The magic lies in the doing. 

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Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dahl
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Resilience as “ordinary magic.”  

Documentary:  ”You Don’t Need Feet to Dance