The next time you wonder if the little things matter remember this . . .
Teyba Erkesso won the 2010 Boston Marathon. She beat Tatyana Pushkareva by 3 seconds. (That is probably her in the top right hand corner of the picture). We measure time mostly in days, hours or minutes. We go on vacation in 8 days. I have to work today for 8 hours. I am going to exercise today for 30 minutes. The little things we measure in seconds. I am going to count to 3 and . . .
Second place for the Boston Marathon isn’t bad. You earn $75,000. First place EARNS DOUBLE. 3 little seconds were worth $75,000.
The 3rd place finisher beat 4th place by only one small second. She earned $15,000 more.