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Monday, May 30, 2005

A Great Champion

I just found this at Mark's blog. Thanks for the inspiration and realization that tomorrow should not be completely focused on a single number on my stop watch.

A Great Champion
A great champion is he who wins all the races.
A great champion is he who participates in all the races.
A great champion is he who does not care for the results of the races - whether he is first or last or in between. He races just to get joy and give joy to the observers.
A great champion is he who transcends his own previous records.
A great champion is he who maintains his standard.
A great champion is he who remains happy even when he cannot maintain his standard.
A great champion is he who has established his inseparable oneness with the winner and the loser alike.
A great champion is he who, owing to the advancement of years, retires from racing or terminates his career happily and cheerfully.

2 comments:

susie said...

I was hoping for some motivation, too, this morning as I head out for an uncertain race. Thanks, April Anne. Have fun today! I'll be thinking of you:)

Mark I. said...

:) Thanks for the shout. Yes, some nice wisdom in there.