It’s pretty common knowledge that NBC’s coverage has been less than spectacular. But, last night there was a moment of brilliance when Bob Costas concluded his interview with USA’s Women’s Gymnastics team aka “The Fab 5” with this question: “When did you say to yourself, watching the Olympics, ‘I want to do that’?” (let’s all forget the fact that none of them have any memories prior to 2004) All 5 girls when on to describe that moment that inspired them to do something great. Someone from the past did the hard work to do something great and that action inspired these girls to train for hours, days, weeks, months, and years on end.
One person, or a group of people, united for a common goal, inspired greatness for them. All of us have chance not just to do something great, but to inspire someone else to greatness. Tomorrow, in a gym somewhere, an 8 year old will be inspired to chase a dream because of “The Fab 5”. Who do you have have the chance to inspire today?
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams