Fall Resiliency Course

    This is a picture of the late, great Roger Bannister. In 1954, Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile. Many said it was impossible to do. Here are three important lessons to take away from his approach to doing the impossible:

    1. He didn’t break the four-minute mile by running as fast and far as he could each day. In fact, he usually ran no more than 30-minutes per day. He did it by studying neurology. You are not going to do something that has never been done before by doing the things that everyone else has done before.
    2. Many thought that breaking the four-minute mile would be “impossible”. Critics are too quick to label something that is really hard as impossible. When in fact, “improbable” or “unlikely” are more appropriate words to use.
    3. In 1855, Charles Westhall set the first official mile-run world record at four minutes and twenty-eight seconds. It took nearly 100 years for the first person to break the four-minute mile afterward. The second person to do it? It only took a month. Because it is far easier to do things once we can imagine them.

    When we can imagine change it's easier to make it happen. When we shift our posture from "I can't do this" to "It's my turn" we open up the door of possibility. Finally, if we are serious about challenging our status quo, we must do things that we have never done before. It's your turn.

    This is just one of many stories we will be sharing with your students as part of our summer workshop to build resiliency. The key to building resiliency as a skill is to tell a better story about adversity to improve your quality of life. Too often, we stand on the edge of something great and daring (much like Bannister), but we hesitate. We blink. We are so pleased that you didn't blink, that your student has leaped into the void. Pivot Adventure is a life-changing experience for those who are thirsty to learn.


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  • Registration is by referral only for Draper Middle School students.

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    Draper Middle School (Hiking + Mtn. Biking)

    Mondays - TBD

    8:30 am - 1:30 pm (17 spots left)

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