A New Beginning
CRASH = an unexpected occurrence resulting in new circumstances to deal with.
Sometimes life needs to present us with a new experience that will get our attention and help us re-focus on what is important. If we are speeding along and not paying attention, we may have a crash of significance.
I had a motorcycle crash about 40 years ago. It was a turning point in my life.
In my youth, I was a off-road motorcycle racer. I remember one particular 100 mile desert cross-country race where I took a bad fall about 5 miles into the race. As I laid in the dirt with hundreds of bikes whizzing by at break-neck speed, I thought there was no chance at all in getting back on my bike and trying to catch up.
Then something inspired me to get up and do it anyway. I did. And, 95 miles later and a few more close calls, I crossed the finish line in first place for my class (250cc). It was the last race I participated in and the only first place trophy I ever won, but I believe it was because I never gave up.
If you stay in the race long enough, you can’t help but win enough to earn your own success. So, what do you do when you crash? Find the lesson in it and move on quickly.
The lesson I learned from that crash was to give up motorcycle racing and focus on providing for my new young family.
New crashes may be necessary
I met a new friend this past week. He had a motorcycle crash 30 years ago which resulted in a life time disability. He had his moments of discouragement, but he has not quit because he believes winners never quit. And he is correct. They don’t. And, that’s what makes them winners.
His name is Al Foxx. I’d like you to meet him also. Here’s one of his talks to high school students. Please view it and internalize what is your motorcycle crash and
How are you dealing with it?
Winners Don’t Quit!