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What’s Holding You Back? No Legs, No Problem

by on January 19, 2013

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You’re young, full of energy, full of dreams. Your dream is to travel the world and you can sustain yourself with your skills as a masseuse. You wanted to live in a place that snows and moved to such a place the day after graduating from high school. Life is going well until…

You wake up with the flu, go to the hospital, and wake up several days later without a spleen, kidneys, hearing in your left ear, and both legs below the knee. The culprit: bacterial meningitis.

What unfolds is an amazing story by this inspiring woman, Amy Purdy. Watch how she accepted what happened to her, saw the bright side, and became a champion in snowboarding and in life.

As she says, “our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make.”

Some people are born with big shoes to fill, the Dalai Lama, for example. But for most of us, it’s how we roll with the punches life throws at us that determines our success and how close we come to reaching our full potential.

happiness plunge making the decision to be happyI implore you to make the decision to be happy. It all starts from there. I think Amy would agree with me.

About Adam Pervez

In mid-2011 I left my cushy corporate job and took the plunge into a life incorporating my passions of traveling, writing, volunteering, learning, educating, and telling stories. I study what happiness means to others, offer what I can from my engineering/MBA background as a volunteer, and try to leave each place better than how I found it. Read more.

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