“IM Chris Mitchell.
Inspirational and motivational writer, speaker and podcaster. “
When I talk about overcoming adversity and living life beyond limitations, I speak from a life of experience:
Despite being born with a constricted aorta, which caused me to not be the fastest runner compared to my peers, I played on a youth soccer team.
Despite being born with cataracts, limiting my vision to 20/200 in my left eye, 20/300 in my right eye. I have driven a car and flown a private plane.
Despite growing up with a severe speech impediment that forced me to have speech therapy in my home before kindergarten, I did fulfill a childhood dream and worked in college and commercial radio.
Despite having ADHD, that contributed to my expulsion in high school, I worked hard to earn the right to return to my high school and graduate with my classmates.
Despite battling depression for many years, today I am a generally happy and optimistic person, seeing what is right with me and not focusing on what is wrong with me.
Despite being verbally abused for decades that tore down my self-esteem and self-confidence, today I am a confident person eager to embraces challenges that I would not have considered years ago.
Despite surviving a ischemic stroke to the spinal cord in 2002 and losing the ability too stand and walk, today I am walking with a the assistance of a walker.
…and that is just to name a few examples!