adversity

The Knight in Rusty Armor

It’s commencement day I’m tasked to go at it alone As a token of my progress They gave me armor like stone. It shines bright in the sun And clinks and clanks with every move, Not a blemish to be seen It appears I have much to prove. The first great struggle It wasn’t that […]

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The best gift I ever survived

“The next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted, and uncertain – consider – that it just may be a gift.” As humans, it’s almost instinctual to react to bad news feeling like a victim. Although that reaction might be warranted – you always have a choice. In this short talk, Stacey Kramer offers […]

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Growth outside of your comfort zone

Ben Saunders is a badass who knows a thing or two about challenge. At 26, he skied the North Pole by himself for over 70 days in sub-35 degree temps. This year, he will walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. His message to you in this short talk is […]

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The opportunity of adversity

Adversity comes in many different forms: tragedies, emotional heartbreaks, psychological impairments, or just minor roadblocks. Aimee Mullins’ came in the form of a physical disability as she was born without shinbones. In this heartfelt talk, Aimee Mullins talks about how we frame adversity as something we need to get around in order to resume our […]

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