Do you think that you can? We are all capable of so much more than we believe.
Last week, I had the honor of speaking beside this beautiful woman above, Jessica Cox. Jessica was born without any arms and as you can see she has learned how to use her feet to literally do just about anything!
She can drive, tie her own shoes, surf and even fly an airplane! Coming from someone who used to surf a lot, I’m amazed that is even possible considering how hard it is WITH ARMS! BUT, I know it is because I got to see a video of her doing it and she even showed us how she puts on makeup using her feet! AMAZING!
I was truly inspired and it kind of made me sit back and think “what in the world am I doing with my life” when I had the opportunity to hear her speak and learn how much she has gotten creative over the course of her life to find ways to do things without arms. Can you imagine how many hundreds of times she had to practice things to learn how to do it without using her hands?
Most of the time, we try something once or twice and if we can’t do it, we give up. When you don’t have an option like Jessica on some things, you would keep going until you figured out a new way or until you COULD do it.
It’s given me a new perspective on a few things, especially when teaching yoga to my students. So many times people want to give up and say that they “can’t” do something. I say we CAN, it’s only just a matter of time or how long we are willing to keep trying and in some cases to build up the strength so we can.
Are you willing to try a little harder on something you think you can’t do?
How do you think you would feel if you were able to do something you thought that you’d never be able to do?
Would you be willing to stop telling yourself the lies around limiting yourself and your capabilities and see where you can maybe step it up a notch so that you can live out your greatness?