"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows".-Thomas S. Monson
This is a great quote that compels me to stop and evaluate my life from time to time. Below are some clips that show a couple of my favorite athletes enjoying the journey. Pyrros Dimas of Greece is one of the greatest lifters of all time. Winning 3 Olympic gold medals and finishing his career with a bronze in his home country in Athens in 2004, after his final lift (in which he went for the gold and nearly got it) he left his shoes on platform; a sign of retirement. At the medal ceremony he recieved a standing ovation from his countrymen that lasted over 5 minutes. When a reporter asked the gold medalist how it felt to defeat Dimas, the bronze medalist, he replied, "Pyrros is not a bronze medalist, he is a 3 time gold medalist." The first clip below features his gold medal total performance in Atlanta in 1996 when he was probably at his physical peak. His raw explosiveness is unequalled. The 2nd clip is his chief rival in that competition, Marc Huster of Germany. After Dimas had locked up the gold, Huster came back after a poor snatch performance and nailed a world record Clean and Jerk. His pure exuberance is contagious. These men enjoyed the journey. The final clip is a montage of Dimas over the span of his amazing career. Watch and be inspired. No matter what your sport or passion, enjoy the journey.