At 19, Ryan Campbell became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world. Two years later, a horrific plane crash threatened more than the dream he birthed at 6 to make a life and a living streaking through the skies. Left a paraplegic after the accident, he fought back physically and emotionally to walk — and hope — again.
Let’s face it, life can be challenging… Moving beyond your crucible and bringing a vision into reality that speaks to (and fulfills) your soul, is not easy. As competent and gifted as we may be in some (and perhaps many) areas, I have learned that we all need help and community. This is what we at Crucible Leadership call a team of “Fellow Travelers”.
After losing her husband to a military training accident, Sarah Nannen fought for joy for herself and her four children by leaning into her pain to build a new and hope-filled future.
Tracy J. Edmonds had amassed a great corporate career, but it came at the price of being her true self. And then she decided to stop trying to “fit in,” and she let loose the beautiful “wild hair” she’d been born with.
Perfection is not a required in your journey beyond your crucible — as the characters in HOOSIERS teach us. As long as we keep moving forward, guided by our vision and values and supported by a team of fellow travelers , we can achieve lives of significance.
We are in the middle of a special summer podcast series at BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE we’re calling Lights, Cameras, Crucibles: What Our Favorite Movie Heroes Can Teach Us About Overcoming Setbacks and Failure. But as an article a few years ago in Psychology Today pointed out, there are surprising ways fictional heroes improve our lives. And in addition to unpacking the lessons these characters can teach us about moving beyond setbacks and failures, we also wanted to offer the truths discussed in that article.
With great power comes great responsibility. That’s what Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben tells him in the film we look at on this week’s episode of our summer series, LIGHTS, CAMERA, CRUCIBLES: What Our Favorite Movie Heroes Can Teach Us About Living a Life of Significance