If your life were a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go?
I watched this TED video this morning. Amy Purdy had lost both her legs, but that didn’t stop her from reaching top of mountains. Figuratively and literally.
From starting not-for profits to becoming the best adaptive female snowboarder, she didn’t let her boundaries stop her. She saw her walls not as obstacles, but as platforms to bounce off.
There are so many lessons that I can draw from her talk, but here are three:
- There are always two ways to react to things that get thrown at you. You can wallow in them or you can utilise your challenges to your advantage.
- Your mind is powerful and the thoughts that you hold in your head are crucial in determining your success. So think positive and believe.
- You really are the writer of your story. You are the one who determines what your life looks like.
They are such prevalent ideas, however being reminded again and seeing her become a role model for them is very inspiring.