The following article has been sponsored by David Beckham Beyond
If there’s a formula for success, David Beckham has found it. Through sheer force of will, he transformed himself from London lad to international idol, becoming the most popular player in the most popular sport in the world (and then some).
Despite his powerhouse status, Beckham remains down-to-earth and exceptionally likeable. Few sportsman, or men of any kind, could hope to achieve half of what Beckham has done in his career so far.
What are the secrets to his success? Only David knows for sure, but we have a few educated guesses.
His Weapon Of A Right Foot
Let’s start with the obvious: without his skill on the pitch, the world would never have heard the Beckham name. First and foremost, Becks is a precise, versatile, hard-working player who fought hard to be forever remembered as one of the sport’s greatest. Come to think of it, the left foot isn’t bad either…
His Tough-As-Nails Attitude
Looking for a shining example of mental fortitude? Look no further. Beckham became a household name because he is relentless in his quest to be the best. His dedication is unmatched and his ability to overcome challenges is unrivaled. Beckham’s disciplined focus on productivity and results is key to his success.
Beckham doesn’t take his achievements for granted. He’s vocal about his pure love for the game and his gratitude for all it has given him. He’s loyal to those who have helped him along the way. And despite the level of superstardom he has achieved, he remains polite, humble and approachable.
He’s Easy On The Eyes
We couldn’t leave this one out, could we? Even an earthworm is probably aware that Beckham looks like something sculpted from Roman marble. It’s partially down to good luck, but Beckham also tirelessly maintains a diet and exercise regime that would run most of us straight into the ground.
He’s Not Afraid To Be Bold
Beckham doesn’t shy away from starting a new venture (or showing a little skin). In addition to his career as an athlete, he’s explored modelling, perfumery, fashion, gaming, acting and other pursuits a long way from the pitch. Not to mention the guts it takes to sport so many trendy hairstyles.
He’s Street Smart & Savvy
Beckham and his team have meticulously managed his brand. In return, he’s scored almost as many high-profile endorsement deals as he has goals. The Beckham brand is as big as Coca-Cola, yet the world never experiences Beckham burnout. He’s as charming as always and we keep wanting more.
His Strong Support System
Behind every great man there’s a great… support system. Beckham never misses an opportunity to show his love for his wife, his children and the rest of his family. Amateurs believe it’s them against the world. As a professional, Beckham knows how much he owes to the people who surround, inspire and sacrifice for him.
His Well-Stocked Closet
Would the world be as enamoured of David Beckham if he didn’t look so damn good all the time? Possibly, but being a fixture on everyone’s best-dressed list certainly doesn’t hurt. Whether dressed down in denim or styling in a suit, Beckham earns an endless stream of sartorial admirers.
He Gives Back
Both before retirement and after, Beckham has made charity work a priority. His many philanthropic interests include UNICEF, Help For Heroes and his own organisation, the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust. He also founded the David Beckham Academy football school and donated his Paris Saint-Germain salary to charity.
Despite it all – the awards, the endorsement deals, the media attention, the mogul status – David Beckham has remained remarkably grounded. For what he achieved on the pitch and for what he became off of it, he is a living legend – yet he remains the same affable force of nature the world first fell in love with.
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