Good morning and Happy Monday! Today marks the first Motivational Monday of the new year and I am excited for another full year of motivation.
Over the weekend it was released that sports newscaster Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer and had passed away. While I didn’t follow Stuart’s career closely, I knew who he was and what an impact he made in the sports industry. I also was lucky enough to watch Mr. Scott accept the Jimmy V. Award at last year’s ESPYS and was overwhelmingly moved by his words. (If you have not seen the speech, stop everything and click here now).
Learning of Stuart’s passing, you cannot help but to think back to his acceptance speech and marvel in his outlook on life. You can see how he knew just how sick he was, but he was unwilling to let any aspect of his cancer take over his life. Immediately I think back to my own friend who fought a grueling battle with the same disease. I think back to her resilience and her passion and I am still, to this very day, in awe of how strong she was until her very last breath.
It is stories like these that make you realize just how precious each moment is. When I look at my own friend or at Stuart Scott, it’s a little reminder that at any moment life can change. No matter how sure you think you may be, you never really know what is in store for you. If I have learned anything the past year, it is that I need to continue to remind myself to be present in the moment. I need to be grateful at all times for the life I live and to never look back with regrets. Living life to it’s fullest potential is the ultimate New Year’s resolution.
I am taking the life lessons of people like Stuart Scott and starting my year off with them in mind. Whether you are battling an illness yourself or perfectly healthy, know that you really succeed by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.Pin It