It’s been a few years since I mentioned Brock Mealer on this blog. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the first video below. I originally posted it in early 2011. Upon watching it again, I’m just as inspired as I was when I first saw it.
Fortunately, Brock is still doing well. A more recent video about his story can be found next. You’ll see Mike Barwis discuss his involvement in preparing Brock to walk again. I literally had chills towards the end of the video. If Brock Mealer doesn’t inspire you, consider checking yourself for a heart beat.
As I’ve said many times before, it is important to decide for yourself what you’ll attempt in life. Don’t allow the pessimistic opinions that exist within others to dissuade you. There will always be someone who believes your goals are too ambitious. Fortunately, such beliefs are nothing more than opinions. There are plenty of educated professionals who didn’t think Brock would ever walk again. Imagine if he listened to them. Where would he be now?
I’m glad that we don’t need to answer that question. Brock made a decision to walk and never looked back. Failure wasn’t an option. No matter how many times he fell, he always clawed his way back to his feet to continue moving forward.
Look at him now.
Hats off to Brock for refusing to give up. We can all learn from his example.
“So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.” – Og Mandino