04 Sep 2020
10:20 am-11:00 am
Virtual Platform

The Art of Suffering

The Art of Suffering

Develop a “Just Race” mindset and tackle problems like a professional athlete

We’ll hear the life story of Singaporean para-athlete Wei Soong and his on-going seven year journey to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Through building a solid “champion’s mindset,” he has been able to tackle competition at the highest levels of sport with courage and resilience, embodying a concept he calls “to just race.”

Wei Soong will share his experiences and struggles in facing adversity, both as an athlete and a student, as well as how he manages to overcome obstacles to find success and contentment, as a sportsman and a human being.

He will help us understand:

  • Why we are possibly spending too much effort and time than is necessary to succeed, whether it be in work or sport
  • How suffering can be a positive and even desirable experience, if taken in the context of your goals
  • How understanding oneself as a human being is absolutely necessary to succeed at the highest levels of sport and life

Toh Wei Soong, Para-Olympian, Competitive Swimmer, Inspirational Human

Taking part in international para-swimming events since the age of 15, Wei Soong is a multiple gold medal-winning para-swimmer, and he found success as a high-performance athlete for Singapore, winning medals and records at the Commonwealth, Asian and ASEAN Para Games.

He won bronze in the 50 meter freestyle at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and he was also a two-time gold medallist at the 2018 Asian Para Games for both the 50 meter and 100 meter freestyle events. He is currently studying at the National University of Singapore in the University Scholars Programme. Get ready to be inspired by a true champion.