This inspiring young boy didn’t let a lack of sight stand in his way. Ben Underwood was 2 when he lost his sight. As a blind boy he skated, surfed and even played video games! He used echo location to ‘see’.
He just showed everyone that if you believe and work at it you can do anything you set your mind to.
Here’s an interview I came across recently with Will Smith. He’s being interviewed by Tavis Smiley and talks about I Am Legend and the fact that he is somewhat becoming a legend.
Personally I really like Will Smith, when he’s talking about his dreams and hopes you can really see he’s one inspiring dude!
I admire his work ethic, in the interview one of the things he says is that what makes him different from others, is the fact that he is willing to die on a treadmill. And that you should just decide who you want to be and work from that. As long as you know what you want, the universe will align itself to give you what you want.
I also really like his quote “If you stay ready you never have to get ready“. Basically, I just like most of what he’s saying in the interview. Just take a look yourself and be inspired!
A couple of years ago I was watching the Oprah Show and saw an amazing speech by Dr. Randy Pausch. It was a summary of the last lecture he gave at Carnegie Mellon University where he was a professor. He gave his last lecture on 18 September 2007. His entire presentation focused on ‘ Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’. He talked about the lessons he learned in live and he gave his students advice on how to achieve their own childhood dreams, career and personal wise.
I really like the lecutre that professor Pausch held it truly is inspiring. It makes you want to go after your childhood dreams and hit down those brick walls.
I hope you will be inspired by his words as much as I am.
For the short version that was on Oprah check out the video below.
Or if you’ve got an hour to spare (believe me, it’s worth it) check out the full lecture below.