He says he had basically given up. He had been injured in the first Gulf War and too many jumps out of airplanes as a paratrooper had taken a toll on his back and knees. He gained a lot of weight. He couldn’t run or walk without braces. He even used a wheelchair at times.
Then Arthur found a yoga instructor who was touched by his situation and wanted to help him. With his help, Arthur’s transformation was amazing. Please watch the short video below and listen to what happened — and how from “no way” a way was found to transform his life.
I’ve written before about the need to keep trying to achieve things when they’re really what we want. There are many times that we’re close to achieving our goals when we walk away. (Re-read a story I told a few months back about people who quit “three feet from gold.”)
Arthur radically transformed himself. Most of us would have given up completely instead. I need to be constantly reminded of Arthur’s lesson. Maybe you do, too. It might be a sappy and emotionally told lesson, but it’s real.
Sometimes, people we love and count on give up on us. More often, though, we give up on ourselves. Have you given up on yourself in some way? What do you need to change? How can you start today?