I'll never forget something that happened to me when I played football for Galena High School. I was at practice one day and Coach Grogan had us doing leg lifts and of course we'd put our legs in the air and it would take forever before he'd let us put them down...we were in agonizing pain. I was cheating one afternoon and when the coaches weren't looking I put my legs on the ground then if I saw one of them looking over I'd quickly put my legs back up in the air. During this exercise he walked over to me and bent down and said: "You're not cheating me, you're cheating yourself."
I wish Coach Grogan knew that it ended up being one of my greatest life lessons. Thanks to all you coaches and teachers out there. I hope you know that although you might not see the positive differences you make in the lives of those you have influenced, the ripples of their lives are part of your legacy.