Friday, 13 September 2013

Getting Over Physical Limitations and Barriers

When you are limited in your ability to get around because of a physical disability of one kind or another it can get pretty frustrating at times. This is especially so when you see plenty of able bodied people who seem to waste what they have by sitting around all day, eating themselves into the obesity statistics books.

But it's not so much about getting angry with other people as getting smart with yourself and what you can do to make the best of the situation as it affects you personally. This article looks at the ways and means we can adopt to get around the obstacles that may otherwise hamper us in our progress or restrict our movements.

Overcoming Obstacles

There are many ways in which overcoming handicaps can become an obsession and with an amazing amount of determination can become a reality of sorts. We see evidence of this in particular at handicap sports events where athletes have overcome seemingly impossible odds to be able to compete at high levels especially in areas of running or jumping which in the past would have been totally heard of for paraplegics reliant on prosthetic limbs.

You only need to remember the London paralympics in 2012 as an example of what is being achieved.

The latest in technology has produced artificial lower legs that enable runners to achieve impossible speeds through a combination of guts and sheer determination. It is really quite amazing what can be and is being achieved right now in that field.

Climbing Out of the Rut

For the average person who spends life looking in at that fascinating world from the outside, it can bring a lot of new hope where before there was less of it. The future holds possibilities and potential benefits for people with disabilities that we can still only begin to imagine right now.

So when we are sitting at home watching these amazing and truly fascinating sporting events and we're very much aware that we have to view life from a wheelchair, it's important to remember that nothing is impossible no matter how difficult it may seem. With determination, attitude and the need to be more than what a mere physical limitation says we can be, we can achieve much more than we ever believed we could.

Motivating words or just mere pipe dreams being put into words? I like to think they are more like a collection of probabilities that are just waiting to manifest in our lives.

It just takes some imagination and belief in ourselves that whatever we can imagine ourselves doing, we can bring that into our own reality in one way or another.

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