What a Soapbox Derby and a 14-Year-Old Means to Your Success

What a Soapbox Derby and a 14-Year-Old Means to Your Success Avatar Posted by AWAI under Self-Development
From http://www.awaionline.com 1795 days ago
Made Hot by: tallpoppy100K on January 24, 2013 3:38 am
Daniel’s face beamed as he neared the finish line of my town’s first soapbox derby last week.

He’d been working for four weeks with a mentor (not me; I concentrate on his academics) to build the car. Painted it black. Tricked it out. And spent time practicing on a challenging mountain road.

Daniel was happy not because he thought he’d won. He didn’t know at that point. But because his run down the much-easier course was the culmination of his turning his life around academically.





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