Over the course of my life, I have watched d a lot of sports on TV. I loved the action and competitiveness when I was young, and now that I am older, I love to study them, analyze them, and learn from them. I have been very fortunate to watch some incredible athletes like Michael Jordon, Tom Brady, Roger Federer, Michael Phelps, Lance Armstrong, and John Stockton compete. The list of great athletes is huge, but the names I have listed belong to a much more elite group. Yes, these are all incredible athletes, but to me they are more. They all have the heart of a champion.
Nearly thirty years ago, I saw the movie Chariots of Fire for the first time. I loved the movie and am not ashamed to say that I cried through many parts of it. This past week, it was on TV and I watched it again (again meaning for the sixth or seventh time total), and I cried again. I love this movie and really admire the character of Eric Liddell. If you don’t know about him, watch the movie or look it up on the Web. In very brief summary, Eric was an Olympic track champion, rugby player, and missionary in China. The way he lived his life was inspiring because he stood by his beliefs no matter what the cost.