What a blessing it was to be able to get away for a few days and visit Napa Valley, California, with my friend Jill and -- thanks to Jill -- we were there to attend a fantastic charity weekend --The 16th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration.
The V Foundation was started to raise funds for cancer research and it does so in the memory of Jimmy Valvano. One of his most famous quotes was "Don't give up, don't ever give up."
If you are like me (and you probably are if you are reading my blog), you may not have heard of Jimmy V. Jimmy was the head basketball coach at North Carolina State University and his team won the NCAA finals against very long odds in 1983. He was an inspirational leader and died from cancer just 5 weeks after he gave this 11 minute speech when he won the Arthur Ashe award at the ESPYs. Do yourself a favor and watch it now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuoVM9nm42E
His advice to do three things every day is revelatory:
Now, is that a good way to start the day? I can do better. So can you.
And if you need help with your three things today, watch the speech again.