Did you watch the Ryder Cup this past weekend? I did. I'm a Brit living for many years in the States, and every two years I still pull for Europe to win the cup. It's not as if I don't like the USA squad, I like them a lot, but I wonder if anyone of us really ever forget our roots, no matter how far we travel or settle thousands of miles from home.
Ryder Cup winners via Zumapress.com
The final day of a three-day golf tournament, Europe had been written off but they came back to win the tournament. It was incredible to witness such courage and commitment from the players to their Captain and to the ultimate goal of the tournament, to win the Ryder Cup.
Every European player showed up and fought hard to play their part in making history. I found this quote from Olazabal, the European Captain, he was speaking to his team. (I plan to keep it close at hand) "You believed, and you delivered. And I'm very proud that you have kept Europe's hand on this Ryder Cup. All men die, but not all men live. And you made me feel alive again this week."
Sport can bring out the best in us, and after watching this wonderful display of genius, I personally felt reconnected to my roots and to feeling inspired to live and show up fully on this incredible planet for as long as I shall live.
What are you watching or doing that inspires you to push yourself a little harder than you thought you could?
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