Of anything inspirational or motivational I have written, shared, watched, or experienced…this video piece ranks right up there at the top of my list. I STRONGLY encourage every single one of you to take a good look at what this young lady has to say (video below). She is certainly one who truly understands (actually epitomizes) the path to real success…and, along the way, learned a lot about who she really is.
There are many who live their lives feeling that who they are, and what they become, is solely determined by what befalls them or by their genetic makeup/predispositions. They have convinced themselves into believing that CHOICE has little to do with their life course.
It is a position Lizzie Velasquez (the young lady in this video) completely separates herself from through actions that put her on the complete opposite end of the scale of said position. Actually on a completely different plane of existence from many…one that defines her through the choices she has made…and accomplishments that have come out of those choices.
CHOICE…it’s a simple word…but a powerful one. It is the kind of word that can create, even change, a life. “As Nobel Prize–winning author George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) put it:
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
(Excerpt from Becoming a True Champion)
PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO…it just might make a difference for you...or someone you know.
Now if we can find a way to teach ALL our youth to think this way…wouldn’t that be AWESOME!!!