Last Thursday, the Reserve Bank of Australia welcomed Olympic runner and Commonwealth Games medallist Peter Bol as their keynote speaker for their R U OK? Day event. Peter shared his experience of how his losses and failure lead to the most growth in his career.
Dealing with adversities, having confidence in yourself, and believing in the power of consistency are all factors that have contributed to Peter’s success. ‘You can do all the physical training you want, but you have to make sure your mind is right’.
A key takeaway of Peter’s talk was the importance of community and family, ‘The medals are a bonus, the people and the experiences are the most important’.
Peter thoroughly enjoyed communicating his message and conveying his experiences to the staff of the Reserve Bank, who in a different sense share the experiences of thriving in an intense and high-pressure environment.
The RBA have extended their heartfelt thank you to Peter for sharing his journey and lessons learnt along the way.
R U OK Day communicates the important message that listening and giving someone your time might be just what they need to help them through. Ask R U OK because a conversation could change a life. Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. You don’t have to be an expert to have a meaningful R U OK? conversation.