To really succeed in soccer, perhaps it takes losing one's mind. In other words: madness. Looking back at my own growth as a soccer player, I was definitely preoccupied at all times with getting better and it definitely became an obsession. In fact, it wasn't until I became a little crazy that I actually started to kick some ass. I will discuss this more in another post.
Joe Rogan comments below on the madness of excellence. Joe suggests to be great it takes a bit of craziness. Conor Mcgregor, the current UFC Champion who recently knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds and PREDICTED it beforehand said recently that "talent does not exist, I'm just obsessed". Check out the video below, and get inspired.