Don’t give up!

Insane Danny Way

Danny Way (born April 15, 1974) is an American professional skateboarder. In X Games 14 – Los Angeles, California (July 31 – August 3, 2008), Danny Way was participating in the ‘Big Air’ competition. Before this, he had won in all the X Games Big Air competitions he had participated in.

In his 2nd of the 5 runs, his shins clipped on the edge of the quarter-pipe after a 20+ foot freefall, which the commentators referred to as the “second worst fall ever at the X Games”.

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Get Into Action

Nick Vujicic stands tall

Nick was born on 4th December, 1982, without arms and legs. However, there was no medical reason for it. His parents did their best to give him a life of an ordinary person without any physical deformity, and gave him every opportunity to live life to the fullest.

But it wasn’t so easy for him. He used to feel helpless and was so depressed that he attempted suicide a couple of times at a very young age. However, he soon realized that he did not want to leave his loved ones with the burden of guilt that would result from his suicide.

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Goal-Setting

Michael Jordan went ahead step-by-step

Michael, during his university days, in the basketball summer camp, impressed all with his speed and skill. But the coach had a dull hope of him qualifying for the university team group as Michael did not have the minimum height required. So when the list of names for the university team was announced, all of Michael’s mates who were at least 198cm in height were in the list, but Michael wasn’t.

This moment had a big impact on Michael’s life. He was so startled that he went through the list several times, feeling sure that his coach had mistakenly left his name out. At that time, his mom came forward to offer him an advice, “The best thing you could do now is to prove to the coach that he had made a mistake.”

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The Unbelievable Self-Belief

When a paralytic woman became the fastest woman in the world

Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) faced toughest of childhoods. She was born prematurely, and walked into illnesses one after another, constantly! Her family was financially weak and could barely afford a doctor. She was nursed to health by her family, majorly by her mother.

At the age of 4, she contracted infantile paralysis (caused by polio virus). Eventually, she recovered from the virus. However, she had to wear a brace on her left leg and foot, and later an orthopaedic shoe, to walk. In 1952, she started walking independent of the aid of the medical devices. She vowed to get over with all her illness and get on with her dream of becoming an athlete. And the rest is history.

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Procrastinate Procrastination

What is ‘to procrastinate’?

To procrastinate is to defer action; to delay; to put off till another day or time.

Generally, we delay things which require efforts just for a comforting present. In other words, it’s a chronic disease that causes us to avoid difficult tasks, for it is a perennial struggle with self-control.

Another view says that procrastination can be done in context of distractions as well, which helps us focus on the more important stuff. This signifies that procrastination is not a bad thing if done the right way!

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Embrace Discomfort

Let us first break it down:

Literal dictionary meanings (relevant to the context) –

Embrace: Acceptance of something (a belief, theory or change) willingly and enthusiastically.

Discomfort: Absence of comfort or ease; uneasiness or hardship.

 

Understanding ‘discomfort’:

Humans have a natural tendency of finding a ‘comfort zone’ – a behavioral space where there is minimum stress and risk. We look for it everywhere we go and in everything we do. We really do feel at home in that virtual space.

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