Like modern men of today, I self-examine myself a lot.
Even with my busy lifestyle, I always make sure I take time to look at myself whenever I can.
This is not only physically using reflective objects, but as importantly, in the emotional and spiritual sense too. That is why I write a diary, but not the sissy kind, because mine is coloured black not pink and is full of man thoughts not girl thoughts.
I started writing into Olga, the name of my diary, when I was 26, after a life changing pyjama party I had with the Bulgarian national team.
We were watching a pirate DVD of ‘Pretty Woman’ when suddenly I felt all these emotions in me that needed to be explained: Why Dimitar can you not find a prostitute with a heart like Julia Roberts? Why is Hollywood so good at happy endings? What is the meaning of human existence?
These and many other complicated thoughts are put into my diary, and it is this writing process which has helped me become a more complete Bulgarian Man of the Millennium.
So for today, my important habit of successful people like me is habit #5: Self Inspection.
To show you what I mean, and give you an example to aspire too, here is my entry into Olga this week:
I want to win the European Cup, I am almost 100% sure I do. I even told the press this week, so there is no turning back now.
I was invited to the premiere of the scouser movie “15 Mins That Shook The World”. I enjoyed it very much, especially when AC Milan won 3-0, which is when I left. Hopefully the same result against the blue scousers this weekend.
On Wednesday, I played fantastically and put the mighty football nation of Malta to the sword, scoring 2 goals which made me the top scorer in Bulgarian football history.
I felt happy but after some analysis I realised that without true love I am still an incomplete person no matter how successful I am being.
I meditated a lot, especially during training sessions.
I hope my hairline stops receding.
Can’t wait to be with the lads in Manchester and make fun of O’Shea and Gibson. Maybe we can spend the summer hanging out in the Trafford Centre together.
I hope I can make Sir Alex love me one day.
As you can see fans, being honest with yourself is almost as important as looking good on the outside. A diary will help you do this, and can be sold for a lot of money if you become famous.
The more honest you can be, the better a person you will become. Look at my friend Thierry Henry and you see a great example of someone whose self honesty has made him a truly successful human, loved by all, who single handedly got his team to the world cup. I wish the same to you all.
Goodbye and Good Self Inspection!