I had the pleasure of meeting motorcycling legend Kevin Schwantz a few years back. I happen to be a big fan of motorcycle racing, so when reading Matthew Miles' recent piece for CycleWorld (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/04/18/motogp-update-kevin-schwantz-talks-about-world-champion-marc-marquez/?onswipe_redirect=no) where Schwantz offered his comments on young Spanish MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, I couldn't help translating the words of the veteran racer into a lesson on life.
I was inspired to blog about it not by the substantial talent of Marquez, but by the strength of character his riding style - as interpreted by Schwantz - embodies.
"A great rider makes that mistake and realizes it before it causes him any kind of drama."
Taking mistakes in stride, then calmly correcting them before they cause you any drama? There's a life lesson in there.