This may be one of the most inspirational stories ever!
It’s a story about NEVER giving up, ALWAYS being grateful for what you DO have, and putting in every ounce of your heart, soul, mind, and body into YOU because in order to live your dreams, you have to become the person who is able to live those dreams.
Most people who “don’t” do it use excuses like time, money, other commitments, lack of ability, etc…
But I think very few people have been faced with an injury that has a 95% fatality rate, then just 4 months later picked themselves up, dug deep into their hearts to find the raw strength that every one of us has, and re-created a champion!
That’s exactly what D.J. did. He suffered an injury that has a 95% fatality rate but still didn’t give up on himself or his dreams.
He looked at a picture of himself and knew that was not the person that would have the strength, ability, stamina, and heart to step into his dream and make it a reality so he put 100% of everything he is into reshaping the guy he saw in the photo into the guy who could step into his dream.
His 100% effort wasn’t anywhere near what it was prior to the injury but he gave 100% to the levels he was able to and progressed each day. He gave everything he had every single day, eventually, building up his strength and stamina to rise from almost certain defeat.
Watching this story I had to hold back a tear or 2 when he got “the call” and he broke down. It’s an incredibly moving and touching story and an incredibly powerful reminder to NEVER give up on your dreams and even if your 100% isn’t at a level you want it or isn’t where you know it can be, whatever your 100% is, GIVE IT!
It’s the consistent and persistent effort that counts and creates the results you need in order to become the person who is able to step into your dream…
First round NFL draft pick to the Raiders! Congrats and much respect D.J. You’re a true inspiration to us all…