Change in thinking can make a difference

As a family we enjoy following the Tour de France cycling. When we first started watching a few years ago I had no understanding of the teamwork involved or the skill. Everyone can ride a bike can’t they? But like many things in life, the more you know the more you realise how much you do not know!

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Last week Michael Rogers, an Australian rider won a stage. 

Photo Credit: theguardian.com

Photo Credit: theguardian.com

For many riders it is a dream to win a stage at the tour. I later found out that this is the 12th year that Rogers has ridden the Tour and this is the first time he has won a stage. His post win interview I thought was amazing and for a couple of reasons I wanted to share it:

*He mentions no longer being afraid of failure. This is something I wonder about a lot. For some reason our kids of today seem very afraid and anxious about failing and yet we all know it is part of life and part of what needs to happen to succeed. 12 years Michael Rogers waited for a Stage win!

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Photo Credit: theimpactnews.com

*Rogers mentions the way he has changed ‘upstairs’ and points to his brain. He knew he was riding different because he was thinking different. I am sure that kind of change can be transferred to many parts of life.

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Photo Credit: adelaidenow.com.au

I think the interview could be a great introduction for interesting conversations with a class or your kids at home. Enjoy.  To watch the 2 minute interview click on this link.

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/311157315827/michael-rogers-interview

 

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6 thoughts on “Change in thinking can make a difference

  1. Lovely Blog! Nice and simple yet a great example of how positive sycology makes such a difference.
    Keep going,
    Love Noah xxx 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Hey gorgeous – great to have you back!! love to hear from you!
      Just a hint – to this weeks spelling list add ‘psychology’. There’s a good challenge for you! But don’t be afraid of failure! love mum x

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  2. This blog was great timing, Rebekah. Thank you. I am awake now, at 1pm, thinking about this very topic. Fear of failure. How it cripples us entirely from what God’s plans are for us. But it does take courage and trust and a good sprinkling of common sense sometimes, I think, to look these things in the face…to stare down that mountain of fear, to turn instead to love, which takes all power of fear away, and say, I choose that way! Then stay on the bike, through the bumps, and enjoy the journey!

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    • So encouraging to hear from you. So humbled to have been an encouragement! I like the furthering of the bike analogy. We do need to stay on the bike and it can get bumpy and sometimes we do fall, but we need to get up again and there is always help for the getting back on! May you know that great help. Love R x

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  3. I enjoyed this Rebekah. Also I read today that when pride gets in the way, then we go for perfectionism. But to remain humble means we can give anything a go. We do not have to prove ourselves. We can actually fail, knowing everything is OK. keep on, Mavis

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