Remontada

Remontada

The act of coming back from a substantial disadvantage (remontada- a Spanish word) is a challenging situation. The challenge of defeating a huge disadvantage and surmounting a huge mountain with almost crippled legs needs not only the hearts of lions, but also determination with high spirit and self-belief. A team is as strong as its weakest member. The likelihood that a team member would be disheartened and lacking self-belief is high. The odds that the success of overcoming a huge disadvantage happened are low.

For one side to be disadvantaged a side must be advantaged. The syndrome of advantage may lead to the syndrome of success. Over-confidence produces its counter effect.
Ali Anani

Successful teams, businesses and whoever must realize that if an opponent team or competitor is in their bottom rock and they are in their peak they should issue an alarming sign. There is one way to go from bottom rock- it up. In contrast, when on top there is one way to go- down. The team on the top must seek a new fitness peak that is higher than its current level to create challenges and be ready for the unexpected.

I guess you know my motivation for writing this buzz. It is the recent two matches between Liverpool football team and Barcelona football team. The first leg played in Barcelona ended in a comfortable result for the home team. Barcelona won it by three to zero.

The other match Tottenham Hotspur football team hosted Ajax Football team. The result was the host team (Tottenham) lost at home by zero to one.

The return matches ended in high excitement. Liverpool team had to surmount a huge mountain. They needed to score four goals to ensure qualification for the final of the European Championship. Not only that, as they knew well that if Barcelona managed to score a goal the challenge will become much harder. Barcelona should have felt relaxed because three prominent members of the Liverpool team were unavailable to play due to injuries. The task looked so easy for them and so hard for Liverpool. The syndrome of confidence leading to the syndrome of insured success resulted in Barcelona conceding for goals and not scoring a single goal. They were disqualified. Liverpool with nothing to lose expect trying to do their best even with young players replacing the injured key players. The winner became a loser and the loser became the winner.

Same story repeated in the other game. Ajax playing on their ground and winning the first one away from home had their efforts give them two goals advantage in the first half. Tottenham had now to score three goals away from home in the second half without allowing Ajax to add to their tally. They did and emerged as winners. History repeated itself.

The great question now is who will become the European champions between the winning underdogs in June 1st? Two teams that made the almost impossible possible shall be battling the final. I have an expectation that the team who would score first would lose. The other team will be the underdog and learning from recent experiences that a remontada is possible will be highly spirited to turn their fortune around.

We lose when we lose hope and allow the initial success mirage to think of it as real water. Life is a testing playing ground. Testing of composure, of not getting drunk because of early successes, of keeping self-faith when faced with initial failure and that when we succeed, we succeed because we keep aspiring for higher peaks to reach.

In teams’ efforts a single weak player may bring down the spirit of the whole team. How Liverpool and Tottenham Football teams managed to keep all players spirited in the darkest times is a lesson for all of us to understand and repeat. Life needs leaders who remain solid and are able to influence all people around them.

I dedicate this buzz to the dear friendΒ  @Lisa VanderburgΒ and welcome her great self-achieved remontada. To convert self is a challenge and Lisa has just made one of the greatest self-remontada that I have ever experienced.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
Thank you my friend CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. ALmost seven weeks have passed since publishing ths buzz and you are still very occupied. Heavy load that you have to carry. At least, I know that you are in good health.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

2 years ago #31

#35
That is Toastmasters fault for placing a deadline for completing the traditional program by June 2020 next year. I know am in the process of taking on positions, joining clubs and planning to meet leadership credits etc etc - so this is what is currently occupying me. Once this fog of intense activity is more manageable hopefully normal service will be restored.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Thank you dear @Debasish Majmuder for your compliments and more for your valuable contributions. Those people who thank mostly of the past shall not find the time to enjoy the present or think of the future. However; not to learn from the past is also undesirable, the least to say. Our past experiences help, but should not overwhelm us to the extent that we fail to enjoy today and prepare while relaxed of tomorrow. Within this context, I find your comment balanced and worthy.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #29

SIR Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, 'i miss you' is a phrase which always reminds me about how past propounds on us! how it always eclipse us and hinder us to move forward. nobody in this world can stay perpetually, but alas! how insensible we are! i wonder, whether we are mere an object precisely guided by our sensory, where a matter reflects in our cerebral and we tend to compare it out of our memory and recognize out of our past experience. your valuable contributions always enrich us to widen our horizon and it enhance our faculties too comparing to the past! but, i guess, we lack the capacity to evaluate that our advancement too navigated by our past and that too limits our advancement. our predecessors endeavors and achievements always plays as an axiom, triggering us to explore and usher new path to widen our horizon. i guess, 'miss' is the fetus impregnated with huge potentials and usher the progress for further advancement of world civilization along with a positive approach. only thing is that the past module will never appear as before and the transformation is the only potentials to unleash new design of dispensation, making our world a new design where a new formation of matter manifests with its unique revelations, just to ensure we too proceed to make our world a new one with its continuous changing process, the only constant phenomena, instilled us with a hope that we all organism evolve only with an aim to make our world a better place for all to thrive with vigor. there is no miss to tease..rather it only pave the way for humanity to overbear with an aim to ensure a sustainable growth with peace. thanks sir for your enriching content.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I made the wrong prediction overconfidence syndrome

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit- we miss you. I haven't seen you for a while. I made the wrong prediction writing in the buzz "The great question now is who will become the European champions between the winning underdogs in June 1st? Two teams that made the almost impossible possible shall be battling the final. I have a". Liverpool scored first and won the game.n expectation that the team who would score first would lose

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
You will do my friend

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #25

#31
....ah, he might wanna think about that. The last thing I wrote that went wrong was my will. Seems you have to be...er...dead, for it to work...

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #24

#29
aw...shucks... My poor charge; one hundred pounds higher yet a mere yard longer, is in it for the long-haul. Lord knows draping his Y-fronts in public is easy, but it's the cat (named tea-bag) outside my window that's taking up my attention. My dude is B R I T I S H (of the un-landed gentry, albeit). So dang, yeah....I'm gonna hang him high :) Kidding.... But I have found, with love: 'SOME PATIENTS TAKING THIS MEDICINE have performed certain activities while they were not fully awake. These have included sleep-driving, making and eating food, making phone calls, and having sex [with imaginary friends]. Patients often do not remember these events after they happen.”

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
+#30 My dear friends- today for me is a special day. The revitalized Lisa Vanderburg. For me, you are both crystal-clear and therefore I am not completely surprised that Lisa is writing a book. I guess Ed shall write the forward. What a gem it shall be.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #22

#27
you know what REALLY great? Making you laugh! That and our grammatrical errors.... :) I applaud you (always and forever) for your faithfulness, my friend!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I meant me and not my in my previous comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Dancing with the ball- you really stir my joyfully with your fun and amusing descriptions. What you concluded in your two last lines my dear Lisa Vanderburg shows the wisdom and your new skin of thinking. Your experience is worthy writing an e-book. Keep smiling, dear.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #19

oh. And, being hit by the ball I did not read the last sentence properly. Such a treasure you are; both of you (including Edward Lewellen.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #18

Hahaha...LMAO my dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! So intent was I at your every word that I got hit by the football :) But you make a great point: we must know our strengths as well as our weaknesses. To be defeated can be as devastating as to be triumphant. The 'connector' is keeping an outward vision, without which both become traps. Well said....most delightful, and welcomed, funny man!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear friend Lisa Vanderburg- you are mentioned in this buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
I mentioned this is a previous buzz. However; this is a topic that needs more elaboration. I shall do my good friend Clau Valerio

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
As you wrote my friend Clau Valerio "We must try to have a balance". When we tend to go the extreme we put ourselves on the edge and the subsequent consequences. Look at a raging person and how he acts irrationally, to give one example. When we do so we are explosive emotionally and our actions become chaotic. Too much of anything will produce an opposite counter effect. Over-eating has terrible effects on our health, just to give one example for medicine, which is what you specialize. This is a common thing and over-acting is another example. You are right my friend. I thank you also for sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
My dear friend Clau Valerio- your wisdom and maturity are evident in your comment. I read your comment carefully and I extracted the two following thoughts from your comment. These are: "However, there may be a situation of overconfidence that produces negative effects". "...which leads to acting with an excess of confidence". In both quotes you mentioned the over phenomenon (overconfidence" and their harmful effect. You then explained what is wrong with overconfidence "That is why overconfidence can become a problem, leading to imprudence when handling information from abroad". You are spot on. The overflow of confidence, of love and of anything produces a counter effect. Over-loving leads to the desire of controlling and excess jealousy. I celebrate your maturity and understanding of life.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Clau Valerio- What is your impression of this buzz, please?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for sharing the buzz. Greatly appreciated.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
I agree, but this is going to be a decisive match for winning a major trophy. It may confuse the mind. I have just read tweets by Liverpool fans urging the coach to employ their hero Origi and even others added Shakiri. The pressure of the occasion and the crowd may be opposing each other.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
There is a popular quote in Egypt that says" keep playing the players tat win matches". I wonder if Harry Kane would play the next match, or keep Lucas Moura. If you were the Tottemham Spurs managers whom you would play? The same goes for the four goal scorers for Liverpool - would you play them, or would you replace them with Mo Salah and Ferminio if fit to play? Maybe the senior players feel the challenge they have from the emerging heroes. This could provoke them to play their best, or make them over-zealous to lose control on the ball. Decision-making in soccer isn't different than in business and the choices we make may be the wisest or the unluckiest. Will the postman of luck knock on the door of the youngsters twice? There are no data to decide with which option to go and I expect that the experienced players will be employed in both cases.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

2 years ago #9

#1
Last year Barcelona gave up a 3 goal lead against Roma, so not the first time Barcelona has come unstuck. Barcelona also rely on the second leg being at home - there record when the second leg is played away is not good. Lucas Moura would not have been playing if Harry Kane was fit to play and Harry Kane would not have scored a hat-trick in the second half if he was fit. The same goes with Firmino and Salah not available, this led to Origi and Wijnaldum to step up and they stepped up in a similar way. Ironically simply having the best players is not a recipe for win on nights when hunger to win will pull a team through. Ajax Amsterdam lost the game rather than Tottenham winning it. They did so because of inexperience and insistence on playing the game in a beautiful way, in the philosophical manner that Cruyff would have been proud. I say that because unlike the other three semi-finalists, this Ajax team was pure at heart but also very naive - they tried to win the game by playing football, rather than neutralize Tottenham with defensive tricks. The inexperience came with the introduction of Fernando Llorente - Ajax defender De Ligt is only 19 years old but already seen as a world class player. His naivety was in affording Llorente too much respect and allowing Llorente to bully him and Daley Blind. They had no experience of bully tactics and it showed and emphasis on Llorente created channels for Spurs hero Lucas Moura. Liverpool or Barcelona would have neutralized Llorente and turned him into a weakness for Spurs, but the young Ajax players turned Llorente into a strength for the Tottenham attacks. Ajax was a better team than Tottenham technically but not in experience. Liverpool are right now a way better team than Barcelona, and if Salah is on his game, he can rival some of what Messi can do - but Messi is still one of the two greatest players of all time. 1st leg was a freak result.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
You are most welcome to disagree dear Debasish Majumder. I just wish to remind you of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, who initiated the idea of the social cycle. This Indian philosopher suggested that over history there are four stages of social cycle law that repeat. These stages are: Intellectual- the rule of intellectuals Acquisitor- the rule of wealth Laborer- social upheaval Warrior- rule of force The stock market shows fractal repeating patterns of prices. The fractal is an 8-wave repeating pattern. There are so many examples. I understand your point that once a rule reaches its climax it leads to the formation of an opposite one. Even in love if it exceeds certain level it turns to controlling the loved one. If this was not the case, we would not then notice the repeating cycle such as the social cycle. Thank you for your challenge dear friend.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #7

I strongly disagree with you sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. i don't think history repeats itself. i believe that if the first one is the comedy than the subsequent one would be tragedy. do you believe that the guillotine being used in the French Revolution whether for the anti-revolutions or eventually against revolutionists, will be similarly replicate if an another social revolution follow? nowadays the warfare absolutely designed in a new format and no such repeat of such incidents will at all come into fore. the only intriguing thing is the elements, precisely nickel and lead, which are abundantly available in the nature's floor, how far make the difference? i am in favor of the theory of evolution and whether football or other games, how it emerged and dominating our emotional design with what aim is discerning to all i guess. despite i wonder, why majority is yet favoring a status-quo and fomenting the existing system to sustain is a misty to me! however, i enjoyed reading your post and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
I agree and there are more lessons such as those reported in this buzz dear Roberto De la Cruz Utria. Your examples are spot on.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Indeed Roberto De la Cruz Utria and there are many great lessons in sports for improving our "plays".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Debasish Majumder- I hope you write a poem on this topic.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
For hopeful hearts it is over only when it is over.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #2

My son is a Liverpool supporter and we both went to Anfield in the past, the only thing I know in sport is that it ain't over until its over :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit- as you are the expert on soccer, I look forward to reading your thoughts on this buzz

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