Rise & Shine Interview: Wade Wilson

Today, Wade Wilson, is sharing with us his thoughts about perseverance.  Thanks Wade!  His message is really valuable and insightful.  I suggest you read it.  Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Self-Reflection is a wonderful but scary process. It is difficult to objectively look at our faults and acknowledge them, however being able to learn from past set-backs is necessary to achieve excellence. We can self-reflect on both positive and negative experiences to find strength to persevere.


Another direction to consider when trying to overcome and set-back is to look at our mistakes and short-comings. Looking at past failure is a challenging exercise. It is important not to focus on the failure itself, but to focus on the teachable moments from that experience. Being able to identify what you learned about yourself, what you learned from others around you, and what you learned that may help in the future are some of the key pieces of information that are necessary for future success.Finding teachable moments in our disappointments have a unique way of putting us back in the driver’s seat. It is also important to keep in mind and accept the fact that we are going to face constant change and transition in our journeys; the better we can adapt and cope the better off we will be.

Thanks Wade for sharing your thoughts with us.   My question to you, the reader, is where have you found teachable moments?What are the lessons you have learned?


Wade holds a B.A. and a Master’s of Human Kinetics (M.H.K.) in Sport Psychology and is a Professional Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) and a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (OACYC). Wade has worked with a variety of athletes in both individual and team settings. Wade has played and coached ice hockey at competitive levels and enjoys working with athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds. Wade is currently working on his PhD in the field of Recreation and Leisure Studies, where he is looking at moral disengagement in relation to competitive and recreational sport. Wade enjoys participating in a variety of sports and has recently found Jiu-Jitsu to be among his favorites. Check out his LinkedIn Profile here.

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