Josh Irby

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Monday Motivation: Latipha Cross

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing things people say you can’t do. The only thing that’s better than proving everybody else wrong is proving yourself wrong.” — Latipha Cross

Last September, ESPN did a feature on a high school sprinter named Latipha Cross. The short film highlights the hurdles Latipha faced on her way to a college track scholarship—abandonment  as a baby, abuse as a foster child, homelessness as a high schooler, and cancer (twice) as a competitive sprinter. She kept running. She ran for her life.

Her story inspires me to face my hurdles with courage—to run towards them instead of away from them. Have a great week facing your challenges!


[box] Is there a clip that motivates you? Let me know in the comments below and I might include in a future Monday Motivation.[/box]

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  • thanks, Josh, a very inspirational story..

    • Josh

      Thanks for the email that reminded me about it!