Although he has this huge disability, he still lives his life to the fullest. He swims, surfs, he”s married and he basically does most things that you or we would. On top of all that he inspires many people at various events around the world with great stories about his amazing life and the possibilities open to us all.
Well we can all learn many things from Nick, such as being grateful for what we have and not being upset for what we don”t have.
Just like Nick we can all enjoy life, creating our own happiness, and most of all living the life you want no matter what your circumstances are. Apart from all that, there is actually one major thing that we can all learn from him and it”s the fact that you can”t always change your problems, but you can ALWAYS change the way you see them.
Lets say that again, “You can”t always change your problems, but you can ALWAYS change the way you see them.”
For example you can”t always change your problems, Nick was born without arms and legs. Well, you imagine if he had a faith like “Someday I”ll have two arms and two legs and they will grow!” We would like to believe that too, after all it seems like a good attitude to have, an optimistic one, but it”s not right. You see if he set his mind like that then he would never live his life to the full, because he would always look for something that did not exist, and he would just be frustrated.
So, he was born with no arms and legs and that”s it, or is it? It doesn”t mean there”s no hope. That solution we mentioned doesn”t exist, of course not, but it doesn”t mean there”s no right solution.
You can always change the way you see any situation.
The first thing Nick did was to accept what had happened in his life.
Secondly to be grateful he has a life even though he is not as “lucky” as others.
Thirdly he had to change the perspective! After all its all about the way you see it! Hey presto he enjoys an amazing life.
So please consider this and consider how Nick manages. After all we are pretty sure the challenges that you may be faced with right now are at lot less than what Nick was faced with.
So take something good from your challenges, see your problems as opportunities and just like Nick take a chance to change your weaknesses into something powerful. Be just like Nick, who learned to swim without arms and legs, instead of saying “I will never be able to swim like others, because I have no arms and legs!”
Don”t let your life be controlled by your circumstances. Remember you are the one who should control your life, no matter what the circumstances are.
We don”t say that you can always control your circumstances, sometimes it”s just far from what you expect it would be, but you can still design your own life with whatever life you have. You can still change bad things into good things, it”s just an opportunity to change the worst into the best. It might not be easy, we know that and it sometimes takes a long time, but it REALLY CAN happen.
Showing that even when the situation is bad, life can still be great when you live it right and see it from the right perspective.