It was a moment seen by tens of millions of people across the
globe thanks to a viral video: Heather Kampf falling
during the final lap of an 800-meter race in college, then
springing to her feet to not just catch her competition, but win.
Yet Kampf cautions those amazed
by her triumph to take a deeper message away from her 2008 feat
than "Never give up." What fueled her miraculous comeback was
having a vision for the race long before it started and sticking to
that vision when the crucible came. What she discovered about
herself during that final lap -- and in the setbacks and struggles
before and since -- is that her faith gives her access to another
gear critical to harnessing resilience on and off the track.
You can watch Heather Kampf
fall-and-finish during the 2008 Big 10 Track Championships by
watching the video in this news story: www.bit.ly/harnessingresilience1
You can also follow the now-retired Kampf
's post-running career on Instagram at
To explore Crucible Leadership resources, and to pre-order
Warwick Fairfax's book, CRUCIBLE LEADERSHIP: EMBRACE YOUR TRIALS TO
LEAD A LIFE OF SIGNIFICANCE, visit www.crucibleleadership.com
And don't miss part 4 of "Harnessing Resilience" with guest Lucy
Westlake, debuting Sept. 14.