Some road races award finisher-medals after the finish line. Make sense, right? For runners who did not give up, completed the race and crossed the finish line, they are rewarded with a medal no matter what their times were.
I like those races. The medal not only memorizes the accomplishment but also for the resiliency. It teaches that no matter how difficult the race, one must deal with the necessary challenges to complete her/ his goal. It’s a skill that pays off not only on the race course but also in life.
Life is challenging. It’s not how fast you finish, but how to handle the ups and downs, to recover after losing or rejections are parts of the learning to be resilient. Never too early to teach this skill (think bullying). The finisher medal is one such example.
Have you got other tips on building resiliency?