Need to Borrow Some Strength Today? Watch This.

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People often ask me, “Who inspires you? Who do you look up to?” One immediate answer is Kyle Maynard.

I’ve been blessed to spend time with Kyle, who encourages you — in the most powerful, unspoken of ways — to do more, be more, and help more.

How do you compete in wrestling or MMA without arms or legs? How on earth do you climb Kilimanjaro on, not your hands and knees, your elbows and knees? How do you face the challenges no one thinks you can?

Life can be overwhelming. Hope can be lost. Whether you’re facing a little self-doubt, an extended depression, or the darkest of thoughts, I suggest you watch the above video.

Thank you to BJJ Caveman for reminding me to put this up. Damn, it’s powerful stuff.

Good luck, everyone, with whatever battles you’re fighting inside or outside of you.

You are not alone.

Posted on: June 3, 2014.

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64 comments on “Need to Borrow Some Strength Today? Watch This.

  1. “He MAY look disabled, but he’s not. And that’s inspiring”
    This is the first line that really struck my heart. A man [Kyle Maynard] with no arms and legs who has been inspiring people all over the world. But he did not achieve everything overnight. He also had his crisis which made him doubt of himself. As his dad said, “The world will never be tailored for what you need.”, this is not just applicable for Kyle but for all people who are disable and not, for all of us. We all have to work hard for what we need. As per Kyle, “Make no excuses”

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  2. Thanks to my spine for organizing my body in shapes.
    Thanks to my hands and arms that allow me to manipulate, hang, grab and support.
    Thanks to my eyes and the ability see.
    Thanks to my legs and feet for locomoting me everywhere.
    Thanks to my skin that sends me all this tactile info.
    Thanks to my mouth, teeth, jaw for chewing, talking bullshit and also some good shit.
    Thanks to the digestive, blood, lymph, vestibular systems, thanks to the skeleton and articulations.

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  3. Tim, Thank you for sharing this video. I am the Scoutmaster of a boyscout troop where I live and I showed this to my Scouts this evening as my Scoutmaster Minute. It is hard to get these guys to sit still, but I can say with full confidence tonight that happened. When the video concluded they all applauded wildly! Finding inspiration in this world to complete the things we want to do can be hard. Wether it is climbing Kilimanjaro, or setting your sights on the Eagle Rank there will be challenges, but when you see and hear Kyle’s story it seems that nothing should be impossible. Thank you again for sharing this story.

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