In 2003 Bethany Hamilton was attacked by a 14 ft tiger shark which ripped her left arm off just below the shoulder. By the time she reached the hospital she had lost 70% of her blood. She was surfing 3 weeks later and in 2004 received an ESPY award for Best Comeback Athlete of the Year.
This year, her movie Soul Surfer came out. I recommend it, if you can look past some lame acting, because her determination is amazing. If you’re not familiar with her story, watch this video clip.
How can we help instill this type of determination into our kids? Is it even possible?
Here’s one way to help them development mental toughness: