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Wisdom from Mark Edwards

Wisdom from Mark Edwards

I was born, as they would say today, visually handicapped. That means I’ve had to adapt my life in countless ways. And I’ve learned that if you don’t adapt, and often adapt quickly, you’ll be miserable, filled with self-pity, and not be the person you were meant to be.

The key to overcoming physical or psychological challenges is simple, but very hard to learn. If you want to do something, get something, or be something badly enough, you can’t let other people or old thinking get in the way of your goals. And you can never give in or give up. Once you do, you’re defeated and you’re headed towards a life of boredom and depression.

You’ll learn a lot of hard lessons over the years. You’ll develop skills that are stronger than the physical boundaries you face…. How not to get rattled by teasing and verbal abuse… How to not feel guilt or shame when you have to use friends and public transportation to get around….How to NEVER be embarrassed by your condition, no matter how “different” you might come across to others.

If others choose to see you in a different way than you and the people who really know you do, it’s THEIR problem, not yours. You can choose to just chalk it up to the ignorance of others or you can be an advocate and educate people to how to deal with others who aren’t just like themselves….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Mark is a lifelong broadcaster now specializing in the fields of social media and online marketing.

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Gail Lynne Goodwin's InspireMeToday.com brings the world the best of the best inspiration from people like Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, Debbie Ford and more. Each day we ask our Luminary to answer, "If you only had 500 words to share, what wisdom would you want to pass on to humanity? What have you learned that matters, and what doesn't?" We share their wisdom for FREE to help our community live an inspired life, each and every day!

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5:20PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Thanks!

2:12PM PDT on May 5, 2012

…. How not to get rattled by teasing and verbal abuse… How to not feel guilt or shame when you have to use friends and public transportation to get around….How to NEVER be embarrassed by your condition, no matter how “different” you might come across to others.

-- I will have to work on these!

2:08PM PDT on May 5, 2012

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1:21PM PDT on May 4, 2012

To get over the shame and embarrassment is hard, but so important. Thank you.

12:50PM PDT on May 2, 2012

Thank you for this... a beautiful thought..

5:50PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Great article and oh so true. Thanks

12:15PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Thanks!

7:41AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

thnx

8:43PM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

Great inspiration, thanks.

5:12PM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

NOTED!

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