Carl Lewis was a short 12-year old kid when he met Jesse Owens.  The rest is history.

Take a few minutes and watch the video.

Morals of the story?

1.  Any one moment can become the source of a deep motivation and can affect the outcome of a person’s life.

2.  Coaches, prepare all your kids because you just never know who will grow into the skills you’re teaching them.

3.  Athletes, do the work, control what you can.  Run your own race and be the best you can be.

Carl Lewis Meets Jesse Owens – What a Difference a Day Makes