Today was Day 1 of the Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 here in New Jersey. It was a great day full of inspiration. In fact, the Special Olympics motto is “Inspire Greatness” and these special athletes certainly do that. During the tennis matches today, I heard a couple special athletes talking to each other…

“Did you win?” one athlete asked.

“No, but I did my best,” was the optimistic response.

Wow, I think all of us coaches, athletes and parents can learn from these amazing athletes.

Here’s another quote from the Special Olympics…

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Stay tuned, tonight I will be at Opening Ceremonies for some more inspiration.

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