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