Sometimes you need a little inspiration
Halfway through rehab, and I’m feeling a bit glum. I’ve put on a happy face for four months, but even that is starting to crack as the reality of a winter without skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and winter scrambling sets in. Then I watched this video, which was a viral sensation last year, about a paratrooper who regained the ability to walk with a lot of hard work and belief in his success.
As I watched the video I thought about all the obstacles he had to overcome, which were mountainous compared to a measly little ACL surgery. It offers a pretty powerful lesson for anyone who is struggling with an injury or has doubts about their abilities.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Stay strong. Be unstoppable.