Abilities

“I can’t say there is anything that I can’t do . . . just things that I haven’t done yet.”

This profound statement reflects Richie Parker’s belief in himself.  Born without arms to parents who loved him unconditionally, this successful 30 year old engineer now contributes to the winning team at Hendrick Motorsports.  You can learn of his inspiring story at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIAP04cc6qc.  Be prepared for an emotional response.

There are countless examples of individuals who succeed in life using their abilities in ways that would seem impossible, until we witness them.  Do you know about Stephen Hawking?  Do you remember Helen Keller?

There are no limits to human potential other than the limits we assign to ourselves.  When we say, “I can’t do that,” we are indeed correct.  When we say “I can do that,” we may be right, but only if we try, and only if we persevere when the struggle seems difficult.

Richie Parker discovered that he could achieve his dreams because he believed in his unlimited abilities as a human being.  His greatest success might be in helping the rest of us discover our own unlimited potential.

About DocStephens

President Emeritus South Florida State College (Retired in 2013)
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