In Others’ Words: Challenges
“When people keep telling you
that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it.”
~Margaret Chase Smith, former Republican senator for Maine
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.
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.