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Bromance alert: Maps Maponyane and Lucas Radebe

2015-11-17 21:00
Maps Maponyane, Lucas Radebe (Instagram)

Johannesburg - Oh, Maps! Our constant crush has let us in on a secret after paying tribute to the man he looks up to.

In a rather, er, touching post on his Instagram page, Maps wrote an essay to his hero, Lucas Radebe.

"This is one of the men I grew up looking up to. So when he came up to me to tell me he had been watching me and was proud of me and all that I had achieved, I was naturally blown away."

Aw. Bring us a tissue why don't you?

"I told him a didn't really deserve the compliment but thanked him nonetheless."

And then it got even more soppy.

"Personally I've always believed in myself but people such as him have put the bar up so high that it's hard not to be hard on yourself and be hungry for a certain greatness that awaits you, whatever it may be. But things don't always go to plan and doubting yourself is a trap that becomes easy to be lured and eventually fall into. I'm used to failure now and that's what keeps me taking risks and fuels the pursuit of excellence."

Okay, we geddit. And we're running out of tissues, so read the full post here.

This is one of the men I grew up looking up to, Lucas Radebe, South African and World renowned footballer with a great story and inspiring journey; so when he came up to me to tell me that he had been watching me and was proud of me and all that I had achieved I was naturally blown away. I told him I didn't really deserve that compliment but thanked him nonetheless. "It may not seem like much now but trust me it is, stay focused, you're on the right track and you're doing more than you think..." Personally I've always believed in myself but people such as him have put the bar up so high that it's hard not to be hard on yourself and be hungry for a certain greatness that awaits you, whatever it may be. But things don't always go to plan and doubting yourself is a trap that becomes easy to be lured and eventually fall into. I'm used to failure now and that's what keeps me taking risks and fuels the pursuit of excellence. It reminded me of this: The people whom you admire are just people. They are people who struggled, who battled insecurities, who failed, and who got back up again. If they can do it, why can’t you? It's not easy, it never is but the only limits you have are the ones you put in place. #Legend #Motivation #Unlimited

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