High Hopes|آرزوهای بزرگ

“147th story”




A famous goalkeeper of Iran’s most recent soccer team; explains his hard journey and how he became a millionaire.


AliReza grew up in a small town in Iran in a low-income family. He loved playing Soccer, and his father was against that. His father believed playing Soccer is a waste of time, and instead, he can do labor and help his family with the extra income.


His father always ripped his soccer balls if he ever saw Alireza playing. Alireza worked in a bakery and started saving money.


When he had enough money for a bus ticket and a little of pocket money, he went to Tehran the capital of Iran. He visited a soccer coach, and the coach gave Alireza a chance to show his play.


Alireza shined, and they let him play in the team with no pay. Alireza didn’t have money and a place to stay, so after practice and play slept in the street benches, secretly. Then he found a job in a pizza place, and the owner let him sleep in the store at night.


Alireza worked at a carwash, later on, and swept the metro floor for a while. He always sent money to his parents and never told them that he has been doing labor work.

One night the coach of his team saw Alireza washing dishes in the pizza place at 1:30 am. The coach cried for Alireza.


And finally, they recognized his incredible talent for being a soccer gaolkeeper. Alireza made the highest deal with the most critical team of Iran and also played in the World Cup and shined there.

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  1. some reason
    each season
    as far above
    as we
    to the unseen

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  2. Ma sha Allah. Subhan Allah.
    Such a lovely story. May Allah give us all the strength to work hard

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  3. I believe if you are willing to be successful you could, like Ali Reza,thank you for sharing.

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  4. Great effort
    Hats off 👏👏👏👏👏💐✌

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  7. From diswasher to millionaire – with a faithful mind, talent and selfconfidence one still can get there.

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  8. Another wonderful tale. 🙂

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  9. Achieving our dream is never easy. It demands self-determination, hard work, and ignoring those who seek to keep us down.

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  10. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing your encouraging message. 😊💜

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  11. A strong mind and believe what one is good at, leads one to the success that has been waiting for a long time.

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  12. Determination and a will to succeed

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  13. Aim for the stars… dedication can take on to heights unimaginable. Beautiful lesson to learn.

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  14. I love the vigilant resonace Alireza tracked through to stay the course, and your poetic expression of it. Thank you.

    And, MORE thanks… I just ordered your book! saWEET! Looking forward to its arrival.

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    • Awww thanks so much dear friend, I cannot wait to read your review.🌺

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      • 🙂 You’re most welcome. Laleh. You may get 3 reviews. At checkout I remembered that I had 2 other gift packages I was putting together prior to sending them out. Wonderfully solid finishing flourish inclusion, so I upped my order to 3 instead of just for me. 🙂 Thanks much for the opportunity. I look forward to receiving them and getting two of them on their journey to others soon after so they can swim as well.

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      • Awesome, lucky me. Appreciate it.🌸🌺

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      • 🙂 🌸🌺 Definitely. I appreciate your 4-wheel drive up and over through trouble and GRIT and rather than wasting trouble, you dial in to face it head on and receive the treasures that full-boat immersion offers… especially when one’s life may feel like it’s on the line in doing so. I won’t attribute fearlessness to you. I’ll express that I resonate that your healthy and head-on addressed fears inform a wicked cool sense of radar rather than being hijacked to be afraid by anxiety.

        Now, I’m shimmering… waiting for the box. I have to express my wholehearted thanks. As much as I’ve been through on the mountain, literally, not much gets my goat. Plus, I’m not a farmer, so I don’t have goats. 🙂 THIS order, though? Full-on looking forward to its arrival RESONANTLY.

        You make the world a better place, Laleh. I gather that sentiment will only increase once I read your book. That’s something I look forward to experience.

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      • I don’t know how to appreciate all those kind words. God bless you.💕

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      • 🙂 Laleh, You just did…, with your honest expression not-knowing. Please accept my gratitude for your full-boat not-knowing honesty. That’s courage expressed in spare few words. I admire that.

        Thank you for being you, and for getting to You with your life, your way, in and expressing it in your work. It’s beyond treasure. The geode of life embraced in your very being? And, I know better than to not inspect my expectations to not deflate when normal planning goes awry, though I’m confident that I will be plussed-bright-eyed when I read your work when it arrives.

        I firmly feel I haven’t set my expectations too high so that I’m disappointed. Instead, I’ve set them to hear your voice. Such a cool Namaste, with no trite, gesture.

        Laleh, I feel you just did. Best to you receiving them as only you can, in only the pace you do. I appreciate the way you were born see and the talent that you have developed into abilities.

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      • 🙏🙏🙏🌹🌺🌸💕❤️

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      • ❤️💕 🌸🌺🌹 🙏🙏🙏 🌹🌺🌸💕❤️

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  15. Stories such as this inspire us because there is much goodness in the world. We just need to look around and experience it.

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  16. He always kept his dream alive! Very inspiring!

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  17. Great story! Thanks for posting this, Laleh 🙂

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  18. A wonderful story of grit and determination. Truly an inspiration.

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  19. La tenacia è una grande risorsa.
    Ma ci vuole anche un pizzico di fortuna.

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