I saw this video about Sentayehu Teshale on vimeo and I think it shows people how to live positively with life's challenges, which is likely to be the title of my upcoming book.
He reminds me of Nick Vujicic who was born without arms or legs as well as WMitchell and John Foppe, who was born without arms.
The video will likely go viral because it is a heartfelt reminder to everyone that anyone we can survive and thrive despite the obstacles we face in life.
If you have not heard of Nick Vujicic, he was born without arms or legs. Initially, his mother would not even hold him. Today, he is making a difference in the world and has already accomplished more than most of us ever will. Make sure to purchase his book Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life today.
WMitchell is one of my heroes. I have met him a few times and spoken with him on the phone numerous times. Below is his biography from his website.
Undefeated by a blazing motorcycle accident and a paralyzing plane crash four years later, he learned to take responsibility for the countless changes in his life. Whether coping with devastating burns over 65% of his body or being sentenced to life in a wheelchair, this once robust Marine firmly held on to his feisty nature and quick wit. It was "his" uphill journey and he was determined to maintain control, cope with the changes, and prosper. Without a doubt, Mitchell understands what it takes to rebuild and eventually reach the top. His life clearly illustrates his philosophy -- that most limitations are self-imposed.
Step by step, Mitchell moved forward with his life. He became an internationally acclaimed mayor "who saved a mountain", a successful businessman who put thousands of people to work, a congressional nominee from Colorado, and a respected environmentalist and conservationist who repeatedly testified before Congress. His accomplishments have received media recognition in North America on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and their counterparts around the world. He has been a radio and television host, a successful author, an award winning international keynote speaker and the subject of a recent television special.
People like Sentayehu Teshale help me remember all the blessings I have in my life.