“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
Inspirational People – Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve was a well known American actor, best known for his role as the super-hero “Superman”. In 1995, aged 43, Reeve fell from his horse and landed on his head. The accident shattered is 1st and 2nd vertebrae in his neck. Although doctors were able to repair his neck, he was left a paralysed from the neck down. Reeve powered his wheel chair by sucking or blowing on a straw to activate it.
Strength, Resilience and Optimism
Some people would have given up at this point. However he continued to fight his physical limitations with incredible strength, resilience and optimism.
It wasn’t easy for him. In fact the former Superman admitted that he cried every day dealing with the reality of being in a wheelchair. “In the morning, I need twenty minutes to cry,” he said. “To wake up and make that shift, you know, and to just say, “This really sucks”… to really allow yourself the feeling of loss … still needs to be acknowledged.” But after his long, hard cry each day, he would tell himself, “And now, forward!”
We Are All Prisoners In Life
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As Nelson Mandela said “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Successfully achieving your goals is the same. It requires you to:
- Stay focused on your goals
- Dust yourself off each time you fail
- Apply yourself until completion
… It requires you to rise up every time you fall … It requires you to have a never give up attitude.
Having a Never Give Up Attitude
Have a look at this inspirational video of Nick Vujicic, who powerfully demonstrates this principle.
Applying The Never Give Up Attitude To Your Goal
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You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
– Marie Curie
“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”
— Zig Ziglar