Saturday, April 28, 2007

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

I was looking for inspiration and came across the story of Lasse Viren.

Remember him? Viren was the guy who stumbled and fell halfway through the Olympic 10,000-meter final in 1972. Any chance the 23-year-old police officer from Finland had of winning a medal appeared to be gone.

He calmly got up and started running again.

Sportswriters consider it one of the great comebacks of all time because Viren not only caught up with the other runners, he passed them all to win the gold.

And he set a world record in the process.

Amazing.

What does that have to do with you, my friend? I wanted to remind you, in case you might have forgotten, that the same spirit resides in you.