A few years ago a group of scientists took an interest in the bumblebee. They thought that this insect held some secrets to flight that might be useful in space. Their wings are too small, Their body is not aerodynamic, How do they fly? After months of study the scientists came to this conclusion; Bumblebees can not fly
Fortunately nobody told the bumblebee. The silly insect goes right on believing that it can, despite all the scientific facts. So how can you do impossible things?
So here is a story that inspires me...
At 380 lbs "Bonnie" could barely walk across her living room floor. Her family had a long history of weight problems and she didn’t think anything would work. Then a friend encouraged her to try a program she heard about on SP.
She went on line and was Inspired by all of the weight loss testimonies. She joined and followed the program to the letter. With in the first week she had lost 9.6 lb. In the next few months, She began to believe that this could work for her. On New Years Eve 2002, weighing 323, she decided to walk a 5k race. As she approached the finish line just ahead of a man pushing his wife in a wheelchair,
She had to work hard to stay ahead of them. She thought to herself “I have to do better than this I’m only 25 yrs old”. After that she started doing small races and then a friend suggested that she do a triathlon.
Just in case you don't know what is involved in one let me explain it. The race starts with a 2.4 mile swim, then you jump on a bike and ride for 112 miles, then you git off and run...walk.. shuffle or even crawl 26.4 miles to the finish line. WOW and If that’s not enough of a challenge try doing it in Kona Hawaii, swimming in the unpredictable Pacific Ocean, Biking the world’s windiest stretch of highway & running in a sauna. sounds Impossible right? ( baby steps all the way)
She had been on a swim team in High School and College and so she started swimming again and biking a little at a time. She finished ahead of 500 people in her first triathlon. With each race she finished she gained confidence. In 2007, she competed in her first Ironman triathlon and she completed her 2nd in 2010. She has lost over 160 lbs. When i asked her what inspired her, she said” I focus on my weight loss campaign in the hopes that my story would help others to change their lives.
How did Bonnie lose 160 lbs and become an athlete?
She was inspired, She believed that she could do it, She committed herself
Now imagine that you are Scott Rigsby and you have no legs.
What? Swim, Run and Bike, Complete an endurance triathlon with out legs?
That’s completely impossible! Yes I know but… Don’t tell Scott Rigsby (Ironman and double amputee.)
This is the guy that had the made a in the shade, until an at age 18 auto accident changed his life forever.
He spent a decade as a “professional patient” Undergoing 26 operations on his leg before deciding to let it go and embrace his future. It would have been easy to give up but at the end of his rope Scott decided to change his life. His accomplishments are truly phenomenal, and are only surpassed by his personal mission to inspire others to overcome their challenges.
How did Scott Rigsby, double amputee become an Ironman and change the worlds definition of athletes? He was inspired , He believed he could even after many failures, He committed himself. The people who really inspire us are not the ones who have an easy road. They are the ones who despite all odds have overcome huge obstacles. Like the Bumble Bee they don’t pay attention to the facts that are stacked against them. They go
ahead and do what they are inspired to do. They believe in themselves. They make a commitment and they follow through.
So what is holding you back?
If the bumble bee can fly – So can you!