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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I look ahead at the challenges I face at work, and at home, and think about whether it’s really worth it. Finding the strength to overcome them isn’t easy, but it’s ALWAYS possible.
I mean, just over two years ago, I learned I had cancer. I had a two year old boy, my wife, and my family to think about. Even then, I wondered if I could really face and overcome it. The thought of death, or worse – a protracted death of pain and suffering, flashed through my eyes once or twice. Finding the courage to overcome those thoughts and focus on recovery and providing for my family was tough; yet I found it, because I just couldn’t let an illness beat me and take me away from my family. The strength to face my challenges came from an overriding need to avoid my family facing an even greater one. Once I faced it, and then overcame it, my life changed around so much for the better.
When I’m under pressure, now, I think back to those days and remember how maintaining a perspective on the bigger picture, and by understanding that conquering a challenge now can result in amazing opportunity later, it becomes a huge source of strength for me.
I saw something on YouTube today which focused my views on this once again. It made me think (as it will you) about what we consider as a real tough challenge, and how it can be overcome – not just to survive – but to continue to inspire countless others to do the same.
I found this video by Nick Vujicic – a guy who WILL give you something to think about, and most likely, provoke inspiration.
If this touched you as much as it did me then you can read more about Nick, and learn about how he amazes, inspires and transforms people in this book Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life or get the full DVD of the above intro, by clicking No Arms, No Legs, No Worries: Youth Version.