Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary
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Join #1 National Bestselling Author of ON FIRE & Inspirational Speaker John O'Leary and wake up from accidental living so you can do, be, achieve and impact more through your life. More simply said, so you can: Live Inspired. Each episode features an amazing guest who will share his/her story, successes, failures, lessons and life to help you uncover tips to apply in yours. Subscribe now so you can join John on a new episode every Thursday! Until then: Today is your day. Live Inspired.
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S4: Ep. 43 Chris Norton
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"Take a breath and focus on what is important right now. Don't get too far ahead and miss what you need to do now." This advice comes from Chris Norton. You've likely "met" him through the viral video of him walking across the stage at his graduation. Why was this so meaningful? Chris was paralyzed while playing NCAA football. Accomplishing this walk became his biggest goal. His walk, story and determination will give you amazing insight to live more inspired today. SHOW NOTES: "I didn't think anything could ever happen to me. I thought: 'That's for stories in the paper.'" Stop take a breath and focus on what is important right now. Don't get too far ahead and miss what you need to do now. I was given 3% chance to ever regain feeling or movement below my neck. I let the odds go in one ear and out the other. There were 2 ways to react: Accept it + feel sorry for myself. -OR- Decide to overcome it. I chose the latter. "What can I do today to get better." The first day I nodded my head all day; it was all I could do. One day at a time. Inches of recovery add up over time. Having a positive environment was so important. My Jack Buck was Georgia. When she said, "You are going to beat this." I cried. I just needed to hear that My first day back at Luther College Was very intimidating because I wasn't the same person anymore. I was no longer independent or an athlete. As life changes you change. Sometimes its best to just accept something different. Just because you accept something different doesn't make it worse. People can see my challenges and they are willing to help, but I encourage people to approach everyone that way. Mine are physical and you so you can see them, but everyone has struggles. Meet them where they are too. I set a goal to walk at my graduation. I didn't know how I'd get there, but sharing the goal with people made me accountable. Then I figured out my daily goals to get there. Our outcome is a sum of our choices and responses. Decide to take control of simple things that can be easier to overlook, attitude, effort, purpose. Still trains 3 hours a day. His new goal is to walk Emily down the aisle on their wedding day spring 2018.
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