I get to see him give a keynote address at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference in a couple of weeks. I will be there to make a presentation about the work I do for my Day Job. I was a little annoyed that my boss punted the presentation to me, but not really. I enjoy presenting, traveling for work is still a bit of a novelty so I look forward to it rather than dreading it, and I get out of the office for two days. The downside is that I’m still a bit behind in my work from the week I spent (mostly) at a conference in Albuquerque in October and a couple of days in Phoenix visiting family in early November. All annoyance vanished when I looked into the conference in greater detail and watched this video about the keynote speaker.
Not that I want to spoil it, but you’ll notice right away that the guy is missing both legs above the knees. This guy climbed Mount Kilimanjaro WITH NO LEGS. One thing he says in the video is that of the top 10 challenges he faces every day, maybe even the top 15, not one of them has anything to do with the fact that he is an amputee.
What’s his quote? What we see is what is (or something like that.) We are limited only if we see ourselves as limited. Change your thinking. About EVERYTHING. Have a great life. No excuses.