#14 Stories of Resilience: Blind Faith
You have the choice to keep moving forward and live a life of intention or stay home and do nothing. In this episode, I have a raw, inspirational conversation with Clark Roberts about resilience and how our limitations can be our most unique gifts.
Today’s guest is a long-time friend of mine. He went fully blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa when he was just the age of 24. Since then, he chose to use his blindness as a gift. As the founder of a non-profit called Ultimate Vision, he teaches people of all ages that life does not stop when adversity occurs. He is also an outdoor and sports enthusiast who loves to snow ski, waterski, bike and so much more. I’m so excited to have Clark Roberts as our guest on Episode #14 today!
Key takeaways from this episode:
- Life does not stop when adversity occurs. It may be different, but it still exists.
- Sometimes our limitations can end up being our greatest gift.
- I get to know the person that is inside. Without sight, you focus only on their voice and what they are saying. There are no distractions, like phones, the environment you are in, or their appearance.
- Each individual has gifts, talents, and abilities. Don’t let anyone take that specialness away from you.
- We have a choice to be kind. We have a choice about how we show up.
- If we reflect on our struggles and hardships, we can look back on them and see how they made us more resilient.
- If we slow down and decide to be present, we see so much more.
- None of us got to where we are alone.
Clark got up on the skis and started cutting across the wake right away. He wasn’t careful, and he didn’t take it easy or slow. He just went for it. Yes, he fell, but you should have seen his smile after that fall – that is success!
With courage, kindness and grace,