Entangled in doping controversy, stripped off all the seven titles in Tour de France still Lance Armstrong‘s story is extraordinary tale of greatness pushed to its limits, a vivid , as he faces his biggest test: a historic sixth straight victory in the Tour de France, the toughest sporting event on the planet.
He had become vulnerable by age, fate, fame, doping allegations, and an unprecedented army of challengers, still Lance Armstrong fights on all fronts to do what he does like no one else: exert his will to win. He goes beyond his limits to conquer “Cancer” and “Tour de France“.
His story will be a great example for MBA aspirants & Startupreneurs that teaches them how to find a way through all odds to realize your dream of getting into your dream b-school or successfully scaling up your current business.
Lance admits that “Cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
It teaches you when you are faced with obstacle & if you can’t avoid it . Just face it. Convert it into opportunity of learning.
“People die. That truth is so disheartening that at times I can’t bear to articulate it. Why should we go on, you might ask? Why don’t we all just stop and lie down where we are? But there is another truth, too. People live. It’s an equal and opposing truth. People live, and in the most remarkable ways.”
When faced with challenges some people break down and some people break the records.
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
It teaches not to quit even when it feels like quitting.
“If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up,
or Fight Like Hell.”
“A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing.”
This is valid in the most case, what we always do is to receive negativity.We forget to focus on positivity.
These are few lessons you can learn from Lance Armstrong. Go & read his autobiography : “It’s not about the bike, my journey back to life.”
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