The Urge to Live

mountain topI met Stuart Scott briefly at Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan getting cupcakes several years ago.  I was a fan of his work at ESPN so it was cool to run into him and feel some of that upbeat charisma that came across on TV.

He died yesterday.  He was 49.  Sad and disheartening for someone who brought so much joy to people to die young,  AND…

As a sports fan, a survivor, and someone who studies how transformation in people works I bow to Stuart Scott.  At his speech at the ESPY’s he distilled the teachings of all the great books and masters into one quote that hits home:

“When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live,” he said. “So live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.”



HOW you live.

WHY you live.

The MANNER in which you live.

Well done Stuart Scott!

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