The Code says, “I will display caring and honorable behavior off the field and be a positive influence in my community and world.”
This year was the 50th Anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s winning of the inaugural U. S. Open Men’s Tennis Championship, and at the same time being the first African-American to win a Grand Slam Championship. Those old enough to remember Ashe remember his explosive serve and complete game as a player, and his quiet elegance and determination as a human being to make the world a better place. Sport has too rarely offered his equal as a role model. One of the things he said was, “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” In what ways in your life is “the doing more important than the outcome?” What does this mean to you?