One of the gifts of watching FC Barcelona play was the patience they showed. Often the player who made an unselfish pass early the sequence would be rewarded with a scoring opportunity from just a few meters from the goal. This contrasts with the soccer I played in the states. There was a propensity for all the players to gather around the ball as if they were a swarm of bees. Inevitably somebody would take a shot on goal from just inside the penalty area. The chance of success where marginal and the results were often discouraging. This contrasts to the ball-control and certainty about ones role exhibited by a professional futbol team. Just when you thought a player must shoot, he was able to manufacture a pass that lead to a high percentage scoring chance. The ability to honor the duties that came with playing a specific postion kept the team spread out across the offensive side of the pitch and made them so hard to defend.
I believe the same is true for all of us. When we swarm and blast we are desperate. However, if we stay true to our purpose the results can be electric.