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How to Win

The Journey of Discovery

Forty-one years ago, the crew of Apollo 8 was orbiting the moon. Untold thousands of people came home home from Christmas Eve services to look in wonder at live TV  pictures from the mission.

Along the with video, the astronauts sent a message.

But even if the crew had never said a word, they would have sent a message anyway. It was a message about the pursuit of knowledge.

No one told these astronauts they had to go to the moon. They wanted to. They loved the the pursuit of knowledge and the sense of discovery.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known,” said Carl Sagan.

Good coaches are like the astronauts. They are on a journey of discovery. They are always looking for a better way to do something, or for an insight. For them, too, something incredible is waiting to be known.

No one will televise their pursuit, but it no less important than the journey to the moon, because you never know which person they will influence.

So, to borrow the words of astronaut Frank Borman, I close with, “good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you – all of you on the good Earth.”


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