Perfection is an asymptote. It is never achieved and only two things will happen if people go looking for it. Either they live unhappy lives because they are unable to find it, or they think they’ve found it and then worry every day they are going to lose it.
Taken from The Secret Footballer’s Guide to the Modern Game. Written by an anonymous former footballer, it lifts on the role of tactics, nutrition and psychology in current day Premier League football. The quote is taken from a Q&A with a secret sports psychiatrist.
Excellent quote, and, like all the best, cuts straight to the truth. A new one to me.
I preferred the first book, but there’s still plenty of great insight in this one. Will definitely read the other two in the series. I really liked his weekly column.
Thanks. Most of the stuff is specific to football but that section was particularly eye-opening and with a wider feel.
So very true. This quote is ace.
Thanks. It will be cool to read his other two works. Really get a insight into what is said away from the regular media and in the heart of the dressing room.
I always wonder what it’s like in the dressing room. Is the dynamic the same as on the pitch?
A lot of the time one impacts the other. In the first book he discusses the impact of “losing record the dressing room” and how it occurs. Great reading.
I’m very interested in this book.