I Wept Because I Had No Shoes…

You’re probably familiar with the old Persian proverb, “I wept because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” So many times we’re focused on what we don’t have that we can never get around to using the gifts that we do have.

When I run across someone whose using their gifts without regard to their supposed handicap, I try to honor them in some way because they inspire all of us to look inside at the greatness we’re capable of. Dax Crum One-Handed Basketball playerDax Crum is a Division 1 college basketball player in the U.S. Now that in itself is very special because very basketball players ever reach that level of play. But what makes Dax a hero to me is that he plays at that super-competitive level with ONE HAND. And play he does — as this Fox Sports video shows.

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the Law of Attraction, and one of the key principles of that law is “whatever you focus on expands.” Focus on your lack and you’ll get more of it. Focus on your abundance and it will expand. It’s obvious that Dax focuses on the strengths that he has — and he makes the most of them. And so can YOU!

2 thoughts on “I Wept Because I Had No Shoes…”

  1. Vic thank you for talking about this topic today. Too many people with challenging lives undervalue their potential to do amazing things e.g. play basketball with elite athletes! And it’s not only their limiting beliefs about their own ability and potential… often it is the limiting beliefs that others put on them.
    Having been in a wheelchair all my life, and having experienced some amazing things… I understand how easy it is to focus on what you don’t have. And it is so true… what you focus on you will get more of. To get past that, you have to have courage to go for what you really want in life rather than what you and everyone else thinks you should do.


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