3 Must-To-Do Things!
Jim Valvano, one of the college basketball’s most beloved coach gave an inspiring speech at the inaugural ESPY Awards in March 1993, two months after which he lost his fight to cancer. It is one of the most indelible speeches in sports history. He was in the final stages of his fight with bone cancer, was 10 years removed from coaching North Carolina State during their memorable NCAA Championship run, but remained one of their most respected sports personalities. He started the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. And it’s motto is, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.” The essence of the speech or the message Jim Valvano gave offers a valuable lesson for all of us. He said there are three things that we should every day.
“To me, there are three things we all should every day. …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 are 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 enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. You have to be willing to work for it”
Follow this spirited advice. Do these three things and be happy today and everyday.