If you’ve ever been tempted to give up on your dreams, I think you’ll find inspiration in this TED video.
Amy Purdy is a snowboarder who lost both of her legs to an illness. Yet she says that given the chance, she would not want to change her situation. Using her imagination as a tool, she visualized new possibilities for her life, and decided to create a new reality for herself. She has since gone on to win two gold medals and is dedicated to using her experience to make a difference in other people’s lives.
I especially love these quotes of hers:
“It’s believing in those dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond our limits.”
“Our borders and our obstacles can only do two things: (1) stop us in our tracks, or (2) force us to get creative.”
“If my life were a book, and I were the author, how would I want this story to go?”
“Instead of looking at our challenges and limitations as something negative or bad, we can begin to look at them as blessings, magnificent gifts that can be used to ignite our imaginations and help us go further than we ever knew we could go.”