As I mentioned in my last post, I'm constantly searching for a book, a quote, a saying, a video, or anything that I can hold on to and utilize in my life for motivation or inspiration. I do this not just for myself, but for those around me as well. Tonight, I return to you with 2 such nuggets. The first is a quote by one of my favorite authors, Mark Sanborn:
“Use your past as a springboard instead of an anchor. Deal with the issues that are holding you back.”This is something that I feel I've always been fairly good at doing, having gone through 3 surgeries on my left foot/ankle/Achilles and 11 surgeries on my right foot/ankle/Achilles (9 of which have occurred in the last six and a half years). However, I will be the first to admit that it is not always easy to look adversity in the eye and fight back. I have always tried using these setbacks as motivation to move my life forward or having them serve as inspiration to those around me. This has proven to be far better than sitting around and feeling sorry for myself, and welcoming pity from those around me.
I want to leave you with a video of man who embodies the quote above, and he has truly overcome the obstacles he has been presented with. Please take a few minutes to take a look at it, it starts with a short commercial. I think you will find it inspiring. Until we meet again, take care, remain positive, and stay strong!!!
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