Sunday, 14 February 2010

The selfless midfielder

The most effective team player is often someone who is prepared to spend time and effort for others in the team - not expecting anything in return, but for the sheer fun and personal satisfaction he or she derives out of it.

This may sound high, but I've felt this is something that makes a lot of practical sense. This is how I think it really works:-

1) The more you help others, the more your expertise grows, simply because of the breadth of problems you get to tackle
2) The more you help others, the more you get it in return (not that people keep track, but, what goes around, naturally comes around)

Consider this - 5 out of the world's top 10 paid footballers are midfielders.


The Minking Than said...

I think you have define the term selfless here :-). A selfless midfielder does it because he does it for himself.

Nithin Rajan said...

I didn't elaborate on purpose:-) A selfless midfielder is one who passes the ball to someone who is better positioned(even if slightly) than himself to score. And again, his motivation may be selfless team-interest or farsighted self-interest. But I believe being selfless automatically works in his interest in the long term.

Rajat said...

The name on the front of the shirt is more important than the name at the back! Beautifully explained.