Pushing Limits Rather Than Setting Them: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Scout Bassett
August 4, 2017
As they say, “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish that counts.”
This is something that I’ve heard throughout my entire life, whether it be from youth athletic coaches, professional mentors, or just good old fashioned parental encouragement. I however, like many, have been lucky enough to consider this phrase only during moments of tribulation.
The saying takes on a deeper meaning when pressed upon you by current USA Paralympian and Nike Athlete, Scout Bassett, who has made it her personal mantra. These themes of endurance and persistence are not limited to just her professional life, but they are reflected equally in her personal life’s journey, if not much, much more.
This July, Scout, now an impassioned spokeswoman for the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation, took the time to share her awe-inspiring journey with us. From the heart-wrenching years in China where she lost her leg, all of the way through to the huge accomplishment of representing Team USA at Rio’s 2016 Paralympics, Scout is the model example of the pursuit of dreams against all odds.
As you tune in, you will quickly learn that Scout’s humility regarding her racing accomplishments and academic achievements are not what she hopes to inspire everyone by.
In fact, she aims to stand as an example of inclusion, embracement and empathy for all, of which she continues to promote through her longtime, impassioned and ongoing work with the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation. Using sport as her guiding stick, the story that she shares is nothing short of amazing.