Impossible Problem? Ask Richie!
It never ceases to amaze me how people not only overcome what many would consider impossible challenges but they excel because of the challenge.
I can just image someone meeting Richie for the first time without knowing him.
The conversation would be empowering to say the least.
“Hey dude, want me to give you a ride?”
Richie – “Naw man it’s cool, you can hop in my bad ass Impala and I’ll give you a ride though”
“Hey Richie, we’re gonna go for a bike ride real quick, we’ll be back in a few”
Richie – “Cool! You wanna race? Let me grab my bike and I’ll cruise with you”
“Hey Richie we’re gonna have some cereal for breakfast, surely there is no way you can eat a bowl of cereal without some help.”
Richie – “Uh… check out my awesome spoon holder twisty thing. I’ll tear up a bowl of Lucky Charms with you guys”
“Hey man, a lot of people I know struggle to earn a living, I bet it’s tough for you to find a decent job.”
Richie – “Dude! I work at Hendrick Motor Sports, the most winning organization in NASCAR! I’ve worked there for 8 years as a vehicle engineer”
“Hey bro, we need to cut that exhaust pipe and reshape it, I’ll grab the grinder and knock it out. I’m not even sure if I can do it but I’ll give it a shot.
Richie – “Its’ cool man, I got this like a boss!”
Forget the fact that Richie doesn’t have arms, is there ANYTHING this dude can’t do? Then the conversation would shift.
“Richie, I have a challenge I’m facing, I don’t feel like I know how to get through it, do you have any advice?”
Richie – “Yeah man, this will be awesome and fun to figure out! Here’s where I would start and what I would do…”
This edition of Motivational Monday is a shining example that limits are only real to level we allow them to be. Even if you face a very real challenge and you can’t see a way to overcome it, if you keep looking and think creatively and nontraditional, you WILL find a way to overcome that challenge.
Can’t get past your own problems and challenges? It’s impossible? Ask Richie! I’ll bet that amazing man could conjure up some super cool solution to ANY problem or challenge you face and have FUN doing it!
Instead of putting your attention on the problem or challenge, put your energy towards not looking for a solution, but CREATING it.
That’s the biggest lesson I get from this inspiring man. Solutions may not exist for you particular challenges but, you CAN create them and it can be light, fun, and adventurous with the right attitude and perspective.