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Before You Say You Can’t Do It — WWRD?

For his entire life people have told Richie Parker he couldn’t do it. Couldn’t ride a bicycle. Couldn’t drive a car. Couldn’t go to college. Couldn’t graduate. Couldn’t support himself.

So what did Richie do? He didn’t listen to them, and he never listened to that voice inside when it tried to tell him he couldn’t do it.

Today he’s an automotive engineer and designer for the winningest racing team in NASCAR — Hendrick Motorsports. And he’s recently also become a motivational speaker.

Before you tell yourself you can’t do it, ask yourself “What would Richie do?”

Watch (and share) this amazing video of Richie…

No More Excuses

My friend Randy Snow lost his legs at 16 in a tractor accident. The fact that it ended a promising professional tennis career never got in the way of Randy’s thinking or attitude as he went through life. He achieved success in a number of fields, including sales, professional speaking and even tennis. The founder of wheelchair tennis said about him, “Randy Snow was simply the best wheelchair player to have ever played the sport.”

Randy died in November 2009 while volunteering at a youth tennis camp and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame after his death. Now bear in mind, this is the same Hall of Fame that also counts Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and dozens of other tennis greats as members. And that’s just the beginning of the story because Randy is also the only person in a wheelchair ever inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, because he became a star in other sports besides tennis.

But this post really isn’t about Randy Snow, it’s about his message, NO MORE EXCUSES. And it’s a about a young six-year-old who understood that message from the very earliest age. Watch this video about young Reece Holloway and then decide if its time for you to get rid of all your excuses. Btw, if this video moved you like it moved me, how about hitting one of the share buttons on this post and sharing it with some others.