I recently saw the movie Miracle. It’s an inspiring true story that illustrates how talent alone is never enough and how belief can carry a team to the top.
At the 1980 Olympic Games, a ragtag squad of college kids from the United States went up against the legendary Soviet Union hockey juggernaut and won. With the world watching, the US team underdogs rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels’ now-famous question: “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”
The U.S. hockey team coach, Herb Brooks, believed in his players enough that he was able to transform their self-doubts and self-limitations. Despite the long odds, dedication, heart, soul and belief are what actually allowed the team to win. The 1980 U.S. Olympic Team goaltender Jim Craig said it best about Herb Brooks:
He slowly brought us together as a unit and made us believe we could achieve the impossible.” Thus, the players learned to truly believe in themselves. The result was one of the greatest upsets–and miracles–in modern sports history!