Believe In Yourself

by Lance Ekum on · 69 comments

“Suc­cess means hav­ing the courage, the deter­mi­na­tion, and the will to become the per­son you believe you were meant to be” ~ George Sheehan

Today I’m shar­ing a video of Nick Vuji­cic, a real exam­ple of believ­ing in your­self, and of not giv­ing up.  If you do only one thing today, watch this video — take five min­utes from your day.  You will come away inspired by what is pos­si­ble, by what can be if you keep on try­ing, by what truly liv­ing life is all about!

Believe In Yourself

Some­times life has a way of giv­ing us some­thing we don’t nec­es­sar­ily want.  And that “some­thing” might knock us down.  What do you do when this hap­pens?  When you’re knocked down, beat up, and feel like you’ve tried everything?

Keep on try­ing.  You CAN get back up.  Maybe it won’t be up in the same direc­tion you were orig­i­nally going.  But then, maybe it will be a new way to of get­ting up alto­gether.  Who knows what you will dis­cover about your­self and what you are capa­ble of if , when you fail and when you get knocked down in life, you keep work­ing at get­ting back up.

Amaz­ing abil­i­ties are within each of us!  If we can just believe in our­selves, even when it seems like things just aren’t going our way.  Even when we’ve tried so many times, and keep on fail­ing.  Even when life seems unfair.

Even with all of this, you all have awe­some tal­ents and trea­sures within, wait­ing to come out.  Let them free!  Let your true col­ors shine, let your spirit say “I will”, let your life be an exam­ple of what is possible!

Believe!  In your­self.  In oth­ers.  In hope for our world.

Nick is a shin­ing exam­ple of a true belief in him­self, and of a real love for life.  Be that shin­ing exam­ple in your world today!

I want to extend spe­cial thanks to a cou­ple of peo­ple.  First off to my good friend and reg­u­lar com­menter here, Lau­rie, for point­ing me in the direc­tion of this inspir­ing video.  And sec­ondly, to Jamie, from Blue Duck Copy, who shared another video of Nick recently in her post enti­tled “The Cure for Depres­sion: Nick Vuji­cic” — one more pow­er­ful and inspir­ing exam­ple of Nick in action.

You can learn more about Nick and the amaz­ing work he is doing through­out the world, at his Life With­out Limbs website.

Lance writes sto­ries from his heart, aim­ing to inspire and moti­vate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he’s not here, you can find him hang­ing out with his fam­ily, rid­ing a bike, or just gen­er­ally act­ing goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Tree­house newslet­ter and get addi­tional inspi­ra­tion in your email inbox!
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