Saturday, November 17, 2007

Favre's new record

This season Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre broke Dan Marino's record for throwing the most touchdown passes. The magic touchdown number was 421.

Two weeks later, he broke another record. His 278 picked passes made Brett Favre the most intercepted quarterback in NFL history.

Doesn't it remind you of Babe Ruth? One of the greatest baseball batters of all time, Babe once held the record with 714 home runs. But he also struck out 1,330 times.

Why are we so hard on people when they fail? At least they had the courage to take a risk. And that courage is often the defining characteristic that separates the winners from the losers. Winners aren't always more talented or gifted. But they keep pushing forward when others give up and quit.