Thursday, September 1, 2011

"I'm a believer in momentum." Lance Armstrong

"I'm a believer in momentum."

Lance Armstrong (1971 – )
American cyclist, 7-time Tour de France champion; cancer survivor

Definition of momentum: strength or force gained by motion or through the development of events

In 1996, Armstrong was 25 (and ranked the No. 1 cyclist in the world) when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his abdomen, lungs, and brain. Doctors gave him less than a 50-50 chance of survival.

Two years later, after a miraculous recovery, he got back on a bike but quit a race in Paris.

The following year (and the next 6), he won the Tour de France and retired as the only person to win it seven times.

I wonder if chemo and radiation is a performance enhancing drug. Physically what he was able to accomplish AFTER such devastating news is remarkable.

So, what momentum will get you moving today?