Empowering Discussions

Lacking Limits : Are We Truly Capable of Anything?

Last weekend I watched 4 TED Talk videos from 4 different women who turned disabilities into ABILITIES. I was amazed as I watched these 4 videos in succession. Usually I see things that amaze others, but seem normal to me and think, “Oh Yea! Not everyone has figured this out. Why the hell not?”.  However, sometimes I see something that amazes me and I think, “Wow! I am totally holding myself back. How did I not know this?”.

It’s those moments when I realize how much I have to learn and how much I have to grow. Life is a constant journey. Sometimes I take wrong turns and hit dead ends, but I am capable of U-turns and driving over or around obstacles. I adapt and so do you. WE ARE ADAPTERS! If you make it out of the womb alive you have already proven that you can adapt. So no more thinking those dead ends are THE END. Break through your limitations and learn something new.

Amy Purdy – Living Beyond Limits.  Award winning snowboarder who lost her legs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2QZM7azGoA

Janine Shephard – You Are Not Your Body.  From partially paralyzed to aerobatic pilot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ltDJynTduY

Caroline Casey – Looking past Limits. What if you didn’t know you were mostly blind?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyBk55G7Keo

Aimee Mullins – The Opportunity of Adversity.  She was born DISabled, but didn’t let that label define her.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTwXeZ4GkzI

 What lesson have you learned that originally seemed like an unfair reality?


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