Sunday, July 23, 2006

I Have Things Pretty Good.

Busy weekend. Lots of working out. Still in catch up mode from my holidays. I did go to a SYNNEX picnic at Kelso Conservation Area. Well orgainized except for the weather. Still, people enjoyed it.

During my holidays I attended a seminar by W. Mitchell. If you ever get a chance to hear him, do not pass up the opportunity. I also read his book, It's Not What Happens To You, It's What You Do About It. Taking Responsibility for Change.

The book is short and a fast read.

W. Mitchell had a motorcycle accident and suffered burns to 65% of his body which grossly disfigured him including burning off most of his hands and having plastic surgery to reconstruct most of his face. After that and with a $500,000 insurance settlement he started Vermont Castings and became a successful businessman. If that was not enough, he then crashed his plane and became a paraplegic.

Despite this all, he is tremendously positive. He still thinks of all he can do and does not dwell on the things he can no longer do. We does not blame the world. He is a very warm and upbeat individual - someone I would naturally want as a friend. This particularly comes across in person. He looks you straight in the eyes and almost draws you to him.

Not only is he positive, he is making something of his life. He ran for congress. He was the mayor of his town. Etc.

When I think I have obstacles or challenges, I can just think of W. Mitchell and realize I have it good. If he can do what he has done, what can I do?

Very inspirational.


At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people are simply incredibly strong. Very insperational indeed.


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