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(141): Ronaldo, Osaka and Us: Between grit and rethinking

  By Muhsin Ibrahim (Twitter: @muhsin234)   Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is unquestionably one of the greatest footballers in the world. Needless to say, he has lifted almost all trophies, except the World Cup. Notwithstanding, his recent performance at Manchester United is anything but superb. I am not a football pundit, but I am old enough to understand if someone is no longer in their prime or the odds do not favour them anymore.   Naomi Osaka, 24, is a much younger athlete than Ronaldo. She had a winning streak, including defeating her role model, the undisputable tennis GOAT, Sareena Williams. However, the lady luck stopped smiling at her after that remarkable performances and victories. Much unlike her much older athlete colleague (i.e. Ronaldo), she didn’t summon her grit at that time. Instead, she had a rethink. Thus, she tried the fashion industry and, well, succeeded.   In his book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know , Adam Grant subtly criticises