Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Don't Give Up! Don't Ever Give Up!

It's Jimmy V week on ESPN! First weeks in December are the best for this reason! There's always a college basketball game on! Love it! Anyways.... at half time they usually play this video (well clips of it) and then talk about Jimmy V throughout the broadcast. The one time I actually enjoy listening to the commentators! :) Example from tonight's broadcast: Jay Bilas (Duke basketball player... shout out to Duke basketball!!!! Oh how I love it!) was playing against Coach Valvano. Jay Bilas blocked an NC State player's shot(don't remember who), and Jimmy V was all over the refs about not calling the foul. Next time Jay Bilas ran down the court next to him he said, "Nice block!" :) They always have nice things to say about him. He just seems like he was a great guy and a great example!

If you have time watch the whole video! It's only like 11 minutes long! It makes me cry every time I watch it!

Key points if you don't have time...

"There are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."

"It's so important to know where you are. I know where I am right now. How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. You have to be willing to work for it."

"I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going. To be enthusiastic every day and as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Nothing great could be accomplished without enthusiasm," to keep your dreams alive in spite of problems whatever you have. The ability to be able to work hard for your dreams to come true, to become a reality."

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