Our Impact Factory is in our second year with Cowboy Ethics, a concept developed by Jim Owen in defining the unwritten code of the west with 10 principals such as Talk Less, Say More, or When You Make A Promise, Keep It, or Take Pride in Your Work. Our kids have really gotten a lot of the principals, as have I and the commitee members.
To keep involved, I get the Cowboy Ethics Newsletters and this morning's post was particularly moving. Jim Owen has been following a blog by Mike Cassidy, a marathoner who recently posted about his expereince about running the New York Marathon and ultimately discovering that “In striving to be our best, we could bring out the best in others.” I am not a runner, or a sports fan of any kind, but I do love sports movies in which the team or players overcome great odds or challenges, or experience amazing life changing moments. This blog post does that, giving me chills as I read about Mike Cassidy's experience running with the great Meb Keflezighi and an outstanding outcome that transcends traditional competition. Enjoy!