Sunday, February 27, 2011

Adversity & The X Factor

With the second streak of the year on our door step, I plead again to all of you to consider joining us for "Streak 2 - Adversity." It's a fun little competition, you only need participate twice a week for 4 weeks. A 2 mile jaunt and a 4 mile jaunt, each of which includes a bit of creativity and guts on your part.

"Adversity isn't an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It's part of our life... So, our responsibility is not simply shielding those we care for from adversity, but preparing them to meet it well. And we do a disservice to our kids when we make them feel that they're not equipped to adapt."

The above quote(s) comes out of the video I've posted below from TEDMED 2009 Featuring Runner Aimee Mullins. Before we get into this months streak, I wanted to show you the below video in the hopes that it might inspire you. Inspire you to understand that in order for us to realize our true Human Potential... in order for us to achieve that level of self-transcendence.. we must tackle adversity.

In this talk you'll hear how our adaptations as humans are what allows us to survive. So when we think of ourselves as adventurers, we must think about the adaptations we must make in order to find the finish line or the end goal. Take for example "The Wall" in a marathon. How do runners adapt to the situation to reach the finish line after struggling for miles? What don't other runners do that causes them to fail? We must tackle adversity if we are to have an understanding of our sense of self and a sense of our own power. In this talk, you'll also hear a bit about the medical fields "X-Factor" when given prognosis of ailments. The X-Factor is that no one knows the potential of a humans will.