The opportunity of Adversity


 Aimee Mullins was born without fibula bones and thus is amputated below both knees. This "disability" however did not limit her will. Aimee Mullins is a record-breaker at the Paralympic Games in 1996, and has built a career as a model, actor and advocate for women, sports and the next generation of prosthetics.

In this talk she explains that adversity isn't an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It's part of our life. Everybody has a struggle. What is important to know is that it isn't about whether you are going to meet adversity, but how you are going to meet it.

She advocates that we need to view adversity differently. Not looking for a way to get round it, but embracing it, going through it, and finding the opportunities wrapped within them.

As Aimee says. "Adversity is just change that we haven't adapted to yet."

We hope that you find this talk as inspirational as we do. We also hope that it may encourage you to engage your will, and strength, in embracing the opportunities that undoubtedly are inherent in the stuggles that you may be facing.

(Subtitles available in various languages for this video)