The return

For Manchester United fans, yesterday was all about the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo left Manchester United just as he became the (joint) best football player in the world. In the 12 years since, he’s won everything there is to win and returned to United for his final act.

36 years of age is typically when most footballers retire. But, Ronaldo has always defied logic. And, today’s return was marked with 2 goals. He’s made it clear that he’s here to win. Few would bet against a prolific 2-3 year run.

I felt more of that warm fuzzy feeling watching him score than I expected. There was something fitting, nostalgic even.

Seeing him at the top of his game was a reminder of the power of focus and dedication. He’s known for how well he takes care of himself and his obsessive pursuit of excellence.

There’s a lesson there somewhere for all of us in our chosen paths as well.