It was a moment seen by tens of millions of people across the
globe thanks to a viral video: HeatherKampf 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 HeatherKampf's remarkable
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.
About the Podcast
You are more than your failures and setbacks. We share stories of leaders who have moved beyond life’s most difficult moments to lead lives of significance, and insights on how you can do the same. Hosted by Warwick Fairfax.