Azmir Zed, a Malaysian rugby player, shares his rugby journey and gives six life lessons that can be learned through rugby. The video below is worth the watch, but if you’re short on time, scroll down to see a summary of the six lessons.
Six life lessons learned from rugby
- The best things in life are the least understood.
Many people don’t understand rugby. But ask anyone who has played and they’ll tell you what an amazing game it is. There are many things in life that are worth learning. Make the effort.
- You have to play through the pain.
As the saying goes, rugby is not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Pain is inevitable. We all experience it at some point.
- Success comes from playing with passion.
It’s true – on or of the rugby pitch. If you don’t believe it, try to think of a highly successful person without passion or energy.
- Get hit hard, get back up.
In the course of an 80 minute rugby match, there will be times when it feels impossible to get up and keep playing. Just remember – the greatest experiences in life come shortly after getting knocked down.
- Good things come to those who wait.
Especially true if you play on the wing. It may seem you’re waiting forever to get your chance. Eventually, that moment will come, and when it does, be ready to give it everything you got.
- The real world doesn’t have padding.
Rugby players don’t have extra cushioning to shield themselves from the heavy blows. Instead, they rely on their own resilience, which is stronger than any pair of shoulder pads.
Thanks to Azmir for sharing his experiences and reminding us why we love rugby.