Cristiano Ronaldo is a legendary soccer player and one of the greatest, most accomplished and highest earning athletes of all time. The family man, entrepreneur and soccer superstar is from Portugal but his impact has been felt across the globe. He has also found great success off of the field, and has built a personal brand and business empire. He share his 5 keys to his success.

#1. Be Competitive

We often grow and evolve as human beings, through the process of competing against others. Ronaldo has said before that he loves playing during the same era as another all time great player, Lionel Messi, as it helps him push himself as hard as he can. Never shy away from competition. Use it as a catalyst for personal growth.

#2. Always Challenge Yourself

A little competition is healthy, but remember that your biggest competition is always yourself. Ronaldo is constantly looking for new challenges. He has had many instances in his career, where he wins a championship with one team, then decides to join a new team in a different league. He does this so that he can keep challenging himself with new obstacles and face different opponents than the ones he’s already beaten. Constantly pushing the envelope and stepping outside your comfort zone will lead to massive positive growth.

#3. Know Your Priorities

Cristiano Ronaldo has built an empire through endorsements and business ventures, but he knows that those opportunities have stemmed from his greatness on the field. This means that he needs to always focus on improving his craft, as it opens up the door to all of the best opportunities he can possibly come by. Take control of your priorities and focus only on the things that lead to where you want to be.

#4. Accept That People Will Judge You

Sometimes success can mean that people will put everything you say and do under a microscope. Rather than fearing what others might think of you, focus on what you think of yourself. Are you able to look in the mirror and say that you’ve been working as hard as you can? Only you can truly judge yourself, your effort and your performances.

#5. Work Hard

Ronaldo has always made hard work one of the cornerstones of his life. Even as a young boy of 12, he was working hard to improve his skills and transform his body. Nothing worth having comes easy, but with a clear goal and hard work you can achieve anything that you set your mind to.
July 16, 2022 — Leah Lim