In Others’ Words: Conquering the “Can’ts”
I admire people who take the word “can’t” and turn it into a great big “Oh yes, I can!”
Like Helen Keller.
Or Erik Weihenmayer.
You probably recognize Helen Keller’s name and know she’s the first deaf-blind woman to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, who then went on to become an international speaker and author.
Erik Weihenmayer? He’s the first blind man to summit Mount Everest (on May 21, 2001).
Helen was born deaf and blind. Erik was born with a disease that led to total blindness when he was 13 years old. And yet, in spite of their physical inability to see, these two people had a-ma-zing vision.
Vision that helped them see far beyond all the “can’ts” they were told.
The photo used for today’s quote? That brings a smile to my face too. My son, Josh, is in that photo. Yeah, he’s covered in mud — running his second Spartan race this past May — and helping his friend, Tony, over the obstacle. His first race in 2o12? He ran it solo. The second time he ran it with a team — and it was all about conquering the course together!
In Your Words: Tell me about a “No, you can’t” that you turned it into a beautiful, liberating, a-ma-zing, “Oh yes, I can!” I’d love to hear your story.
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