This photo was taken on April 16th, 2010 at Duke University after a 6-hour long surgery to remove an 8cm long by 2cm wide by a 2cm deep brain tumor. It’s changed my perspective on life, how I want to live it, and what I want to do within it.
Motivation is one of the many keys to success in life and within business. Gary Vaynerchuk shared that his key to staying motivated is remembering tomorrow isn’t promised. I’m a firm believer in this statement after realizing I may loose my life at the age of 21.
It’s sparked a whole new level of motivation to become the best version of myself, attack my dreams, and support others along the way. Since this photo, I’ve been re-diagnosed 2 more times with a total of 4 new brain tumors. It hasn’t stopped me, though, and it’s my mission to share the power of our minds with the world along with supporting those facing adversity and are determined to overcome it.
Remember, it’s a miracle we’re alive and we should all be grateful for what we have rather than ungrateful for what we don’t. That simple shift in perspective can do wonders for your life like it has for mine.