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Why bronze medalists are happier than silver winners

Obviously, with so many athletes competing not everyone wins the gold. Some win a silver medal and others a bronze. Interestingly, an article in Scientific America pointed out that those athletes who win a bronze medal are more satisfied with their victory

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Failure, Hope, Olympics, resilience

Don’t live the narrative of defeat

His eyes met the eyes of his betrayer on the battlefield. What little life was left in him seeped away like a deflated balloon; limp, lifeless, and empty. How could comrades betray him so blatantly? He had put his trust

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Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Behavior, Change, courage, despair, Failure, Hope, mind set, perseverance, success

Four Essential Lessons to be learned from Failure

I had a speaking gig a year ago. I left feeling good about the material and my delivery of it. Yet the reviews that came in were the worst I ever received as a speaker. Not horrible, but still. It

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, courage, Failure, Learning, Meaning, resilience, success, Uncategorized

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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