How does one bounce back from being an Olympic track and field hopeful and Army Officer Candidate one day and becoming an amputee the next?
John Register knows the answer to that question all too well because, well, this is John's story.
"It is all about employing one's resilience," Register says.
Despite John's devastating setback, he hurdled his adversity and succeeded over it. Within 23 months he competed in the 1996 Paralympic Games n Atlanta, GA (games for athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairment) as a swimmer.
He saw athletes at the track and field venue running on artificial limbs and four years later he returned to his first love of track and field and competed in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia at the 2000 Paralympic Games where John won the silver medal in the long jump and set the American record in the process.
John is the first to say that overcoming any obstacle no matter how great or insignificant one thinks it is, begins with having a resilient mindset.
But how do you get it? Where does it come from? And, can it be taught and learned so everyone can respond better when facing adversity?
About the Host:
John Register, CSP, Gulf War Army Veteran, Paralympic Silver Medalist, and professional keynote speaker who shares life lessons increases business leaders ability to connect more authentically with their teams. View John's speaking trailer by clicking here.
Can you learn to be more optimistic? The answer is yes.
John shares his journey and more in this episode of Life's New Normal Podcast.