Jim Valvano Motivational Speech



Jim Valvano Speech 1993. "Don't give up, don't ever give up."

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Excerpts from Jim Valvano Speech

"To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think -- spend some time time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day."

"Don't give up, don't ever give up."

"I know, I gotta go, I gotta go, and I got one last thing and I said it before, and I'm gonna say it again: Cancer can take away all my physical ability. It cannot touch my mind; it cannot touch my heart; and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever."

"There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It's up to you to decide what to do with them."

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