Hey everyone, Today I would like to discuss the Obstacles which always seem to come along at what seems like the wrong time. When an Obstacle shows up in your life how do you view it?
Do you get that discussed look on your face and say here we go again; every time I think I'm getting ahead in life something always comes up and gets in my way.
I would like to read you a quote out of a book called Staying on the Path By Wayne Dyer
"Every obstacle that comes along on this planet is either an opportunity to grow and think differently…..Or to use as an excuse to believe that we are stuck."
Well, I don't know about you, but I am great at making excuses as to why I can't do something. But today I want to introduce you to some amazing people that when I saw them, for the first time; my problems didn't seem so bad. I hope they Inspire you as much as they did me.
Inspirational People Who Overcame Obstacles.
I would like to introduce you to Nick Vujicic.
The next time you or I let a little Obstacle get in our way; we need to look back on some of these people and remind ourselves that things could be a lot worse. These people should be an Inspiration to all of us. Obstacles are only challenges that are put before us to see how we will handle them.
Whether we will let them hold us back or deal with it and change course or directions in our lives. And in some cases, it might be for the better. I am one of those people who doesn't believe in accidents or coincidences. I think everything happens for a reason.
Even though we may not know what that reason is I believe it will be revealed to us when the time is right.
Meet Jim Maclaren and Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah.
Famous Women Who Overcame Obstacles
Meet Helen Adams Keller.
Helen was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama June 27, 1880. She became Blind and Deaf because of some unknown illness in 1882. Helen was a bright but wild and unruly child who threw temper tantrums.
On March 3rd, 1887 Helen's life was about to change. Helen was introduced, to Anne Mansfield Sullivan, who became her teacher. Miss Sullivan started teaching Helen words and the way she accomplished this is pretty impressive.
She put one of Helen's hands under a stream of water and then traced in her other hand the word water, and suddenly the signals in Helen's mind connected and she knew what the word water meant. After that, Helen wanted to learn other words and she quickly learned the alphabet.
At the age of 10, Helen had a desire to learn speech, but she was never satisfied with her hard to understand speaking voice. Helen was determined to go to college so, in the year 1900, she went to Radcliffe College and in 1904 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Helen was the first blind and deaf person ever to do so.
Helen became an Author while still in College, and she published her Autobiography in 1903 titled The Story of My Life which is a must read if you ever feel like you have Obstacles in your life that are holding you back. You can take Inspiration from this remarkable woman.
Helen died at the age of 87 on June 1st, 1968 just weeks before her 88th birthday. I could go on and talk about all of her accomplishments, but I believe it would be better coming from her words; in her autobiography.
Meet Marlee Beth Matlin.
Marlee was born on August 24, 1965, in Morton Grove, Illinois. Marlee is deaf in her right ear and has possibly only 20% hearing in her left ear. But she has never allowed her hearing problems to stand in her way.
"I have always resisted putting limitations on myself, both professionally and personally." By Marlee Matlin
At age 7, Marlee was acting in a children's theater company where she played Dorthy in The Wizard of Oz. She studied criminal justice at College but she always maintained a passion for acting.
In 1986, Marlee won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie Children of a Lesser God. She takes time out of her busy life to visit with kids who are both hearing-impaired or deaf.
Marlee is a spokeswoman for the National Captioning Institute. In 1995, Marlee helped to get a law passed to require TV's 13 inches or larger to be made, with built in chips; which provide closed captioning for the hear-impaired.
Marlee is another remarkable woman who we can take Inspiration from she has had her ups and downs just like everyone else, but she doesn't let obstacles get in her way. She rises to the occasion.
Meet Oprah Gail Winfrey.
Oprah is a magnificent woman who overcame lots of obstacles and trauma in her life to become one of the richest people in America. She is someone to whom we can all look up to for Inspiration.
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Sincerely Dale (Life Coach)