No matter what hand someone is dealt in life,
don’t let anyone tell you first of all
you can’t play or something’s impossible
I would say take possible out of
impossible. Never shuffle a deck one in each hand. It makes the other players nervous.
So Richard has had an inspirational life
and you know the story of Richard, right?
Blind since age nine although as he
likes to put it he says “I’m not blind I
just can’t see.” When I first started losing my sight I was really mad but the loss of
vision turned out to be a blessing and one
of my greatest assets. You know if we
defeat adversity with honor and
integrity we can turn adversity into an
asset and that can lead to prosperity. “Play
the cards you’re dealt.” I think that’s a
very inspirational message to anybody.
Now when my vision started going south I
was blessed in two ways. One was with an
enhanced sense of touch and the other
was the ability to see without sight
The more you do something the better you
can do it. Now there’s another expression
I don’t agree with and that is “Practice
makes perfect.” Y’all heard that? Now, practice
does not make perfect. You practice something wrong
and when you’re done it’s perfectly wrong.
Perfect practice makes perfect.
There was a period of time when I
practiced, and I’m serious, 10 to 20 hours a
day seven days a week for 26 years
straight. As we all know this place is
comparing stories of people who have had
setbacks in their life and then they
accomplish terrific things I think
it’s just a great kind of message. Do
what you love and if you’re passionate
about what you love you don’t have to
work at it. So find out what you’re
passionate about and then let
that be your guide.