In the brief video below, you will see a young wheelchair-bound man perform incredible work from a pull-up bar. And while many of the Youtube comments are quick to mention his light bodyweight, they seem to overlook that this young man lives without the ability to use his legs.
It is impossible for me to fathom what it is like to wake up in the morning unable to walk. I could not imagine living like that. For this young man to overcome his daily struggles and take to the bar is incredibly inspiring. I care less about his physical strength and more about his mental resolve.
He hasn’t cried poor me based on the unfortunate circumstances that he’s challenged with each day. Instead, he’s found something that he is passionate about doing. Rather than sitting behind the computer and debating his bodyweight, perhaps we should instead follow his approach which is to make the most of our circumstances. This young man works hard to pursue something that he clearly enjoys.
No one would have blamed him for sitting in his chair rather than getting up and attempting to do what few have done before. That alone is worthy of admiration. I tip my hat to him and wish him the best.
“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”