Josh Irby

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Monday Motivation: Jim Valvano

On March 4, 1993, Jim Valvano, legendary NC State basketball coach, gave what might be the greatest speech in sports history. Riddled with tumors and in the midst of an eight month battle with cancer, he addressed a packed auditorium at the ESPN awards ceremony. His message was simple, “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

Less than two months after this speech Coach Valvano lost his battle with cancer. However, his legacy continues through the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research.

What you do today reverberates after you’re gone. How will you leave your mark this week?

(This clip includes an excerpt of Jimmy V’s speech at the ESPYs. You can find his entire speech here.)

Thanks Dea for passing this clip along to me. Check out Dea’s site here. And feel free to send your favorite motivational clips my way.

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