Monday, September 20, 2010

Espn X Games the Movie























Just watched the 2009 X Games movie, featuring action/extreme sports legends like Ricky Carmichael, Bob Burnquist, Danny Way, and Shaun White.  Crazy fun other-worldly tricks were expected.  What I did not expect as I watched it is dropping my jaw to the ground and getting inspired in a very profound way by what Danny Way did in the mega-ramp contest.  I've never seen anything like that.  He essentially came back "from the dead" after injuring himself in a spectacular way, and then finishing all he was planning on accomplishing that night.  I think determination and tenaciousness was redefined by Danny that night.  What does that have to do with design you ask?  Pretty much everything - design is prevalent and pervasive in life in multitude of forms, can be complex, frustrating, not for the faint of heart or those who give up easily.  So any inspiration such as demonstrated in the X Games movie goes a long way in helping not to give up when going gets tough.  And in this amazing economy of ours it couldn't come soon enough.

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