This is simply my favorite story of all time.  It is without the story that I have shared the most with teams, small groups and large lectures.  To fully understand and comprehend it, I strongly suggest you exit my page, just for a minute and visit this Rick Reilly story from October 20, 2003 when Reilly was still at Sports Illustrated.

Worth The Wait, by Rick Reilly

After ready the Reilly primer – sit back and enjoy the story of my “friend” Ben.