Inspiration from Scott Rigsby

If you are in need of inspiration, look no further than Scott Rigsby. He is a double leg amputee who finished the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

The video below tells the story…

Scott is a living example of the words below (per Orison Swett Marden),

“Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.”

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  1. I have seen athletes who fortune has smiled upon, who could do anything and still have great results but for the rest of us its: one night sleep, one meal, one workout, repeat. I hate the work drudgery though. I prefer sameness. My days have sameness, a predictability that allows my mind to rest a moment while my body does what need be done.

  2. Hi Ross, I hate this, my comment has a typo. I wrote “work” instead of “word”. If possible please correct it. If not, I should have done a better job reviewing my “work”.

  3. I live in Coeur d’Alene (pronounced Core Da Lane) Idaho. Ford Ironman has had a full length qualifier here for the last 5 or 6 years. I think it has been one of the most positive influences on people health in our area. I helped during the marathon portion the first year, expected to see a bunch of 20 something cross country runner body types. After handing water to the 15 woman over 50 I had different thoughts. I was 25 and thought of myself as old and retired from athletics after competing in college track for 5 years. I love seeing little kids watching these athletes and admiring them. Much more positive influence than most pro athletes. They see everyday people doing extrodinary things.

  4. These videos get me going.

    When I see something like this I ask myself why do I not put more tenecity, more will and more hard work into my squat, my bench press, my stone carry. This man had bad luck but he did not let it keep him down. It even made him stronger. Inspirations like this man tell me that there is no excuse for someone healthy and young (21 years) like me not to push a little harder in training and not to keep on reaching my goals.

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