The Cleveland Cavaliers completed an improbable comeback to become NBA champions last night. The Cavs were down 3-1 in a best of 7 series where no team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit.
Not only were the Cavs facing the daunting task of coming back, they had to do it against the defending champion, Golden State Warriors, a team that set the regular season NBA record for games won.
Did the Cavs feel sorry for themselves and give up when they lost the third game of the series?
Did they blame the refs, each other or make excuses?
The Cavs knew that records are meant to be broken and that anything is possible with the right mindset. With strategic changes in each game and stellar performances from their players, the Cavs made history.
Remember this improbable comeback from the Cavs the next SUP race you find yourself behind the lead pack, struggling to finish or feeling like you want to give up.
NEVER GIVE UP.
You might not be fighting for the NBA championship but we all can create a series of ‘mini wins’ in life. When we push through adversity and tackle our challenges head on, we win.
Sport has this amazing ability to teach us about ourselves and make us better humans, not just better SUP racers.
The end result of perseverance does not always have to be a championship win. Your goal may be to simply finish your first SUP race, place in the top 10 or improve endurance. The point is to become the best version of yourself. Only when you can look in the mirror and know you’ve done everything possible to achieve your goals, can you become a true champion.