In this life there are so many reasons why we can’t. We can talk ourselves out of so many amazing experiences because of fear of failure, insecurity and avoidance. Add a crisis to the reason why we can’t and that is where a victim is born.
The whole reason for this post is seeing several stories on the television and social media, Rob Jones 31 marathons in 31 days, Elizabeth Smarts incredible journey, Randy Paunch’s last lecture and Chris Rosati who spread kindness while fighting his disease.
I watch these amazing people, who all have one thing in common; they were victims that chose not to be. No one would blame any of these people for giving up because life wasn’t fair, for being bitter and resentful or expecting that life owed them something.
That is how we are crippled and there are many powers-that-be that take advantage of the victim mentality. I watch people with all their limbs, who’ve never witnessed tragic events and they focus on what they don’t have or why life isn’t fair.
My question is; what are you going to do about it? I am so inspired by people that turn their problems or setbacks into a marathon, a voice to help victims, an inspiration that could touch others in similar situations. I aspire to have their mindset, if Rob Jones can do 31 marathons in 31 days with no legs shouldn’t I be able to show up at the gym, to do things that are out of my comfort zone, to be better than I think I can be.
I choose to use their hope and courage as a lightning rod to do things better, to reach more and give back more.