Lance’s Legacy…

Lance Armstrong is just a couple of days away from his seventh and final Tour de France victory. He said he thought this year would be tougher. It sounds like he’s ready to move on to the “next thing” in his life – whatever that will be…

“Honestly I’m ready for the end,” Armstrong said. “I’m ready for this career to be over and move on to something else. I’ll come back, but certainly not as a racer, primarily as a fan of cycling.”

The talk turned, as expected, to the issue of Armstrong’s legacy as the perhaps the greatest cyclist ever. Check this quote…

“An individual can never dictate their legacy. That’s not my job,” he said. “Whatever the people decide it is, it is. I’m a kid from Texas who learned how to ride fast and overcome a life-threatening illness to come back and win the hardest sporting event in the world. I’ll let other people write on the tombstone.”

That leads to a great thought for this Friday…

  • What will “they” write on your tombstone?
  • How can you affect that by your actions today?