Friday, January 23, 2015

People Worth Meeting (3)

Interesting Person #3


There is ONE major difference in my introduction of "Interesting Person #3"...I never had the opportunity to meet him. I've never had a conversation with him and I've never even seen him in person.
However, you likely will recognize his name and, like many, you likely have been touched and inspired even in his recent death. He definitely fits the title of "People Worth Meeting" or at least, in this situation, "People Worth Noting"...the late Stuart Scott.

Now, before I go any further, let me say this... If you have never listened to any of the podcasts, THIS would be a great one to begin with. You can do so by going HERE for the podcast on iTunes and HERE for the RSS feed. I think you will be encouraged by the message and the passion that you cannot get through a written article.

I'm calling Mr. Scott, "Mr. Live Life Today" for the sake of consistency in these articles.

I'm not going to focus on his work history with ESPN, but I know you will likely recognize a couple of his well-known catch phrases, such as "Booya!" and "Cooler than the other side of the pillow". However, he likely became even more well-known and beloved through a speech that he made at the 2014 ESPY Awards in which he was awarded the "Jimmy V Award" (you can read up on all of this for yourself).

Probably one of the most often quoted and shared lines out of that epic speech was when Mr. Scott ("Mr. Live Life Today") said this:
 "When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live."

Friend, this is how you beat ANY THING! I'm not taking away from what was said in ANY way. Instead, I am using this great thought to encourage you to apply this principle to EVERY area of your life!
HOW you live will greatly be determined by WHY you live! (Go back to the last series and notice the importance of your "WHY")
But, here's the key - LIVE LIFE TODAY AND EVERY DAY!
Don't let life "pass you by"! It's easy to do by getting wrapped up in trivial matters that tend to distract us all from what is important and what is around us each and every day!
Thank you Stuart Scott - "Mr. Live Life Today" - for these inspiring words that will live on for years and years to come.
And for you, friend...take these words and apply them to YOUR life and to every area of your life! Don't let these inspirational words become words that simply make you feel good but, instead, allow these words to inspire you to ACTION.
Share this article, listen to and share the podcast with as many as you can - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO INSPIRE OTHERS!
Until next time, always be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

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