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Overcoming Injury Against Overwhelming Odds

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here are few inspiring stories to help you stay the course in adversity.

Ben Hogan battled back from a terrible car accident to win the US Open

           You’re driving on a two-lane highway in the predawn darkness. Suddenly you see four headlights beaming abreast of each other and heading directly towards you.  As you get closer, you see that the four headlights  belong to a Greyhound bus and a truck. The bus is trying to pass the truck when suddenly the hand of death SLAPS you hard! Painfully hard.

            You lie torn, twisted and tangled in a head-on collision with the Greyhound bus. You lie helpless, hapless and hopeless in your prison of personal pain. You lie virtually paralyzed –a whisper away from death’s door for four months.

          Suddenly. Incredibly. Miraculously. You recover. And just over a year later, you win one of the most prestigious and competitive sporting events in history. Sound farfetched? Who could defy death like that? Who could defy the odds like that? Who could defy destiny like that. Golf great Ben Hogan—that’s who.

        In 1950, just 16 months after his head-on collision with a bus, Ben Hogan amazed the sporting world with his stunning comeback. He won the US Open in a strenuous 36-hole playoff.  How inspiring!

       Whenever I find myself complaining about a flu bug or just plain feeling lousy, I think of leaders  like Ben Hogan and Continue reading