Today, I saw Brazil lose the game against Germany…7 -1 !! Unbelievable!! At one point in the game I didn’t know anymore if it was a goal or it was a replay and the second half of the game . I was praying for the game just to be over and I was literally screaming at the end that game because I couldn’t take it anymore. A couple of days before the game I told Marilyn that Germany had the highest chance to win the game for one big reason. It was nothing related to the two players that were missing but I knew that the Brazilian team was unstable emotionally and they weren’t very focused and prepared. As I get older, being Brazilian and living in different countries I’ve learned that being successful isn’t only about talent. It’s about focus, discipline, goals and of course luck always helps. As Brazilians we always think that there’s a way to win without working very hard. With Brazil being a poor country it’s so hard for many Brazilians to have hope, to believe that by working hard you can make it… When you don’t have hope the only way we found to operate in life has been believing that it is totally up to God or luck and nothing else .We see failing as something weak , not as a process of a game or life. When Germany made the second goal in 16 minutes I saw our team giving up and it wasn’t only the players but a lot of of Brazilians on social media were posting messages accepting the loss before the game was over. As I believe that I can learn everyday something new, today I learned that working hard pays off, that failure makes you strong and failing is part of life. Losing a battle doesn’t mean that you lost a “war” and being emotionally prepared makes the difference!! I would rather be BRAVE than TALENTED!! To finish this weird day. I am feeling weird, kinda sad but happy because today we were featured in two food websites and a couple of days ago we were also featured in two other ones. Thank me, Thank Marilyn, Thank everyone that supports us!!! We will continue to be brave, work hard, fail, and keep getting up to achieve our dream!!
Beijos e Tchau!