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Helen Keller went blind and deaf when she was 19 months old. She spent the next four-and-a-half years unable to communicate. She was frustrated, angry, and out of control, and who could blame her?
Then her parents brought in the brilliant and patient teacher, Annie Sullivan. The rest is history.
With Annie’s help, Helen:
Helen went from not even understanding the concept of words to accomplishing a list that would be extremely impressive for someone who was able to see and hear.
So for the love of Helen Keller, stop saying “I can’t” if there’s something you want to do!
If you can’t do it on your own, find your Annie Sullivan. Maybe you’ll need more than one Annie. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you get out of your own way. Find what’s holding you back, figure out a way through it, and go on to become the incredible, game-changing, world-changing you you’re meant to be.
I’m not saying it’ll be easy. And I’m not saying you need to live a life that even remotely resembles Helen’s. But there’s something you’re meant to do. There’s something your heart longs for. There’s something you’ll regret if you get to the end of your life and haven’t done it.
Start now. Find your something. Then do whatever it takes to make it happen.
Katie Baron: life coach, freelance writer, animal and nature lover, musician, relentless optimist