#368 Chosen Suffering: How Tom Ryan Found Faith, Success, and Healing Through Pain

Ohio State University Wrestling Team Head Coach, "Chosen Suffering" author, Tom Ryan (Success Through Failure episode 368: Chosen Suffering: How Tom Ryan Found Faith, Success, and Healing Through Pain)“Easy and elite were never meant to coexist.” And if you wish to lead a life as an elite performer, like Tom Ryan, then you have to be prepared to embrace “chosen suffering.”

Tom Ryan is the Head Coach of the Ohio State University Wrestling Team. It was his guidance and leadership that led the team to unprecedented heights by winning the 2015 NCAA National Championship, among many milestones.

He also had a decorated wrestling career as a 2x NCAA All-American, taking second in the 1991 NCAA Tourney and third in 1992 for the University of Iowa.

Tom embraced “chosen suffering” to become elite in what he does. This became the inspiration for his book, “Chosen Suffering: Becoming Elite In Life And Leadership.”

It wasn’t until he and his wife, Lynette, suffered the sudden death of their five-year-old son, Teague, that they encountered “unchosen suffering” in a way they never wished. In this fire, they found their faith and a process to push through the pain.

Tom joins us in this episode of the Success Through Failure podcast to share his passion for transforming ordinary lives into elite champions through his stories of unbelievable courage, strength, love, and faith. Tune in now!

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