Many times we stop ourselves from achieving our dreams just because we lack faith in ourselves. We create our own obstacles and believe them, thinking that there is no way we can break them down and destroy them.
This video is an example of what we can do if we believe in ourselves. A man with cerebral palsy from Jamaica is a digital artist who expresses himself and pushes his limits through his work. His name is Astro Saulter.
“I believe that there is art in each single one of us.” That’s a quote from Astro Saulter, a Jamaican artist with cerebral palsy. Saulter uses a program called EZ-Keys that allows him to control his computer with head motions; he uses vector drawing programs like Inkscape, PowerPoint and Macromedia. Some pieces take days, some take weeks, and the longest, his brother says, has taken 3 months. Saulter’s affinity for art came from his mother, who died seven years ago. His brother says their mom always encouraged Saulter’s creativity.
Saulter describes his passion in his artist’s statement: “I love being an artist, and I really enjoy what I do. I take a lot of pride and enthusiasm in imagining and creating new art all the time. No matter who you are or where you come from or even if you have a disability, if you have a dream or vision of something you really want to do in life, you must face that challenge, that goal head-on.” For our part, we’re just happy he’s out there, doing what he does.
And from the blog Marc and Angel Hack Life comes 6 ways we are our own worst enemy;
Your expectation of constant contentment.
Your obsession with examining personal failures.
Your urge to surrender to the draw of comfort.
Your self-limiting beliefs.
Your resistance to being vulnerable.
Your expectations of how things are supposed to be.
Next time you decide to give up on yourself, determine which obstacle is preventing you from going on, tackle it, and always remember “No matter who you are or where you come from or even if you have a disability, if you have a dream or vision of something you really want to do in life, you must face that challenge, that goal head-on.”