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How do you view the Socceroos 3-2 loss to the Netherlands?
I’m so happy! Of course a victory would have been better – however I’m ecstatic about the result – mainly because of how I “defined success”.
My son and daughter are delighted too.
Last night my son and I stayed up late (for him) and watched the State of Origin Rugby League Game 2.
Before we went to sleep – I set the record button on the early morning soccer game and we chatted about how we defined success.
To be perfectly honest, we didn’t expect the Socceroos to win – especially since the Netherlands recently thrashed Spain 5-1 and Australia lost to Chile 3-1.
I said to my son that I’d be very happy if the Socceroos scored just once against The Netherlands and if the difference was 2 goals of less. I feared a 3-0 or more thrashing.
My son said he would be happy with Australia scoring 2 goais and a 2 point difference.
Anyway, as you probably know by now the result was 3-2.
Both my son and I are very happy with the result!
This is not bulls@#$ rationalising and trying to make excuses.
I genuinely see the result as a great achievement for the Socceroos. They surpassed my expectations.
Maybe I should have expected more.
I am just being honest about my rating their chances of winning.
I expected success – but not winning against the Netherlands.
As with many things in life – success depends on how you define success.
I approach many things from a goal-setting and measurement “business” sense – and I’m alwasy open to learning from other perspectives.
I’m keen to know your views. If you think a loss is a loss or if sport should be measured differently please share in the comments section below.
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