Nothing is impossible!
Nothing is impossible, even the word itself says, "I'm possible" Audry Hepburn
For those of you who don't know who this is or why this picture is significant, this woman is Sarah Reinertsen, the 1st female leg amputee to complete the Ironman. For those of you who don't know what the Ironman is this is what it's definition is:
"An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi) run, raced in that order and without a break. Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race, where the Ironman race starts at 7 AM, the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4-mile (3.9 km) swim is 2 hours 20 minutes, the bike cut off time is 5:30 PM, and all finishers must complete their marathon by midnight.
The name Ironman Triathlon refers to both the original Ironman triathlon and the annual Ironman World Championship. Also called Ironman Hawaii, the world championships of the event, held annually in Hawaii since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982), are now preceded by a series of qualifying events. Ironman Triathlon became known for its grueling length, harsh race conditions, and television coverage." (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Pretty intense right?! It's hard to say something is impossible looking at that picture and knowing and taking in it's full meaning. So many of us struggle on a daily basis with self doubt, telling ourselves that we can't do something, and that anything is possible if you're the right person with the right bank account. We convince ourselves that we aren't capable of running a half marathon...we don't really know why that is, but we just say it because we have convinced ourselves that we can't. But what lies we listen to, tell ourselves, and believe so readily. But, this picture redefines that mentality. Truly take a minute to look at that picture again and study it.....you will feel something rise up in you, an emotion, a thought, there will be many...because this picture is simply inspiring...on so many levels that seeing this picture, knowing it's multi-faceted significance for others, chokes me up thinking about it.
Humility: this thought of ever telling yourself you can't is now gone.
Attitude: it is everything and the driving force to success.
Obstacles: are mostly mind over matter.
Strength: is in all of us.
Beauty: is more than perfection.
Perserverance: is worth the work and life changing as a result.
Disability: it's just a word, not a way you have to live life.
Hope: anything is possible.
Inspiration: when faced with long term adversity, there is good to be found in the end...never give in or give up!
Dream: make them big, think really Big, don't put yourself in a box when making them.
Victory: what you get when you look within yourself and believe that you can do anything
I loved this picture the second I saw it, it's so beautiful for so many reasons! We have so much strength within us to do such amazing things! You must never sell yourself short, quit before you try, or say the word "I can't". Yes, you can! You ladies can do ANYTHING! If you have never had someone tell you that before, I want you to hear it from someone that knows that you can. (I know from experience http://hersocialnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/how-i-found-light-at-the-bottom-of-a-pit) Anything is possible in life, anything! I hope that this picture spoke to you today like it did to me when I saw it. When you see this picture, what does it say to you? How does it push you, inspire you, or empower you? Add to my list!