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Post by BREAKOUT on Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:44 pm

THANKS A LOT :heart:
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Super motivating

Post by perfwill on Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:58 pm

Hey, brother, thanks a lot for your SUPER motivating stories :D .
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Post by Beagle Scout on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:51 pm

@ Markzor: I really liked your comment about "even if you have a disability, you can become something." Being blind never stopped Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder. Being deaf didn't stop Beethoven or Marlee Matlin, or blind/deaf/mute stop Helen Keller. Jay Leno, Henry Winkler, and several other Hollywood celebrities famously have dyslexia. Daryl Hannah and Dan Aykroyd reportedly have high functioning autism/Asperger syndrome. Author Laurell K. Hamilton of the "Anita Blake" series fame said on Twitter she has dyscalculia, a learning disability that impedes one's mathematical learning capacity. Hasn't stopped her; she's a best-selling novelist, and probably won't ever need calculus or trigonometry her whole life!

And let's not forget the innumerable amount of success stories from people who identify as LGBT, which until 1977 was officially listed in the DSM (Diagnostic/Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) by the American Psychological Association as being a "paraphilia" or sexual perversion.

Just goes to show that even people who were labeled as nothing but "failures" or mentally "sick" didn't let the stupid opinions of others get in the way! 8-)
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Post by Beagle Scout on Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:03 am

Also note that in the first "garage band" he was part of, Bruce Springsteen's band mates thought his now-signature gravelly voice was too harsh and raw for audience tastes. As a result, Springsteen was not allowed to sing in the band. He was also so very shy in high school that he did not attend his graduation.

Today "The Boss" is one of the world's most successful recording artists of all time, with perhaps his "big break" arriving when music critic (and later manager) Jon Landau wrote of Bruce's performance at a New Jersey concert in the 1970s, "I have seen the future of rock 'n' roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen." Bruce was the first person to appear on the covers of both Time and Newsweek in the same week, and the working-class boy from Asbury Park has since gone on to win several Grammy awards and even an Academy Award, for his song "Streets of Philadelphia" in 1994. Still shy and ever humble, Bruce remarked while accepting his award, "You know, this must be a fluke." 8-)
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Post by Beagle Scout on Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:15 am

Michael Jordan once played through an entire playoff game with a bad flu and 100+ degree fever. He helped the Chicago Bulls win that game and they later went on to win the full NBA championship that year.

I believe it was the same year that his father had been shot and killed by gang robbers while sitting in his car. This only pushed Michael further to do well in basketball (despite the brief stint in baseball), and whatever else he did in life, to do honor to his late father.

He is not only an athlete but an entrepreneur as well. Just look at all the Jordan sneakers, athletic merchandise, video games, etc. with the Jordan name and Jordan brand. "Michael Jordan" itself is not an unusual name (like "Oprah" or "Madonna"), and just sounds like your everyday common name of some guy next door, but you don't say "Michael Jordan" and think of anybody else, do you? :D
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