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Blog - October 2014

I Can Accept Failure, Everyone Fails at Something. But I Can’t Accept Not Trying – Michael Jordan

"A Mindful Leadership Story by Christopher Stevenson"

During my junior year of college, I became enamored with the sport of rowing and decided to give it a try. I signed up for the rowing club, attended practices, and set an ambitious goal of earning a seat on the "first boat” –  that is the top tier rowers on the team - particularly challenging given I was competing against others who had been rowing since freshman year or earlier.

I started training and continued to fall in love with the sport of rowing. Not only did my body become strong and lean, but I enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow rowers and the beautiful sunsets along the river. However, I was not yet aware of the true gift rowing would teach me.

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