What, No Sharks?
Navigating life is challenge enough. Failure, it seems, is waiting at every turn. Most would imagine that living with a disability would only add to the worries.
AccessSportAmerica has long recognized that resilience is the foil to the fear of failure. The Boston-based charity’s mission is to inspire people with disabilities. One of its key teaching aids: windsurfing!
Learning to stand on a windsurfing board builds strength and balance. That’s all good, whether you’re learning to live with a disability or not. But the real win comes from falling into the water — so long as there are no sharks (just kidding: river sharks don’t bite) — and, more importantly, from getting up and trying again, and again, and again…. For all of us, and the disabled especially, the rewards are manifold.
Join the Team from Failure - the Podcast and Ross Lilley, executive director of AccessSportAmerica, in a meandering discussion of failure, resilience and the challenges of running a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of the challenged and disabled.