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It was around 1984 at a sales conference and I had just heard one my first “motivational speakers.” His name was Joel Weldon and he captivated the audience with his message. He left us with a tag line I also never forgot- “Success comes in Cans not in Cannots”. We each got a can with this message on it. I kept that can for 15 years and only got rid of it when whatever was inside it ate it’s way through the tin.

Since then I have listen to many powerful speakers and read hundreds of books on how to succeed in life and business. The theme of the importance of Attitude in one’s life is consistent in almost everyone of these messages.

Below is a video from one very special motivational speaker- Nick Vujicic. As you watch the video- with 30 million plus hits on YouTube – you will see that Nick is more than just a motivational speaker- he is a person who lives a life of inspiration. His website is www.attitudeisaltitude.com or Attitude is Altitude.

The Big Question: Everyone has a story. We all have joys in our lives and setbacks. Why is it that some folks seem to succeed in the face of great obstacles and others fail? Putting it all down to “Attitude” seems too simplistic but if every expert on success says that our attitude is key to how we see the world perhaps it is part of the answer to the Big Question. Something to ponder.

From Nick’s Website:

Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around someone, no hands to experience touch, or to hold another hand with. Or what about being born without legs? Having no ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand on two feet. Now put both of those scenarios together: no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that effect your everyday life?

Meet Nick Vujicic… Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without any medical explanation or warning, Nicholas Vujicic (pronounced Voy-a-chich) came into the world with neither arms nor legs. Having had an uneventful pregnancy and no family history to expect this condition, imagine the shock his parents felt when they saw their first born, brand new baby boy, only to find he was what the world would consider imperfect and abnormal. A limbless son was not what nurse Dushka Vujicic, and her husband Pastor Borris Vujicic had been expecting. How would their son live a normal happy life? What could he ever do or become when living with what the world would see as such a massive disability? Little did they know that this beautiful limbless baby would one day be someone who would inspire and motivate people from all walks of life, touching lives all over the world.

Thanks Sue for the link!

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