Placing one foot in front of the other, I’ve climbed to higher lengths. Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength. No obstacle too hard, for this warrior to overcome. I’m just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn’t won.
I choose not to place DIS”, in my ability.”
– Robert M. Hensel
One of my favorite shows ended last week. It is “Dancing with the Stars.”
If you are not a follower, it is a show where professionals team up with “stars”
from TV, movies, sports, news and other media, to teach them HOW to dance various dance styles. The audience listens to the judges’ opinions and scores for each dancer, then VOTES for their favorite star. There is a wide range of star ability and yet EVERYONE improves as the weeks go by.
This past season was one that will stand out in my mind forever. For the first time a top male model by the name of Nyle won. The amazing fact is, he is DEAF and communicates only through sign language and an interpreter! The judges were never easy on him because of his challenge. Nyle maintained his peace, personality and ease through out the season. He listened, worked hard and learned from his pro, Peta. How she was able to teach him the steps and the timing without him being able to hear the music is beyond me. The coveted Mir-ball trophy was much deserved by both of them!
What does that say about a deaf person wining a dance contest? It says, as one judge put it,
“The only boundaries in our life, are in our mind.”
Challenges are not in our life to stop us, or defeat us, they are there to help us go BEYOND any limits we may have placed on ourselves. My mother used to tell me, “Can’t never did.” What areas of “I can’t” are you dealing with in your life? What abilities are you neglecting and what challenges are you facing?
STOP placing limitations on yourself.
STOP setting boundaries on yourself.
GOD in you. is your ability, your answer to challenges, your inspiration, your know-how, your potential just waiting to explode, emerge and be shown.
GO for your abilities. SEE challenges as your way to expand in mind, heart and consciousness.
YOU are a WINNER! ***