I enjoyed participating in many sports when when I was young. Basketball was my favorite, but I also played football and track & field competitively while minoring in golf, tennis, bowling and other athletic pursuits.
One memory tells the tale about how sports motivated me. I would watch various competitions on television and the adrenaline would begin to flow. After the event ended, I remember rising from my chair in the living room, going outside and doing a full sprint across our yard, hurdling a three foot fence with gusto!
If I tried doing that today, I'm sure I would beak both legs and end up in the hospital.
Sports motivated me. It also taught me many valuable lessons that I continue to apply in the more important areas of life.
Here are some of the great lessons from the current Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.