Don't listen to negative influences. Believe in yourself, and show others what you can do. Only "you" can find your potential.
Some people have a negative attitude, and that's their disability.
I think what I represent is achieving what you want in life. It's a matter of your attitude. Some people have a negative attitude, and that's their disability.
If all you do is make excuses, then that is how people see you. Make your strengths visible.
People suddenly expected less of me and I didn't want that. Not only could I keep up with sighted kids, I could excel. I have an intense competiveness that was always in me.
I wanted to run my race. I didn't want to sit there and play games and see who could kick the hardest. I wanted it to be a race.
If you want to be known for whom you are as a person, then your responsibility it to make your qualities more visible. I believe if you don't you are becoming a victim.
Sometimes parents limit the experiences their kids will have, saying they are going to fail; they can't ride a bike or do sports.
There is a big difference to someone being born with vision loss, to a kid having vision loss, to a senior having macular degeneration and losing their sight.
It was a very strange, disappointing race in that no one wanted to take it out. That's why I took the lead. I wanted some people to run the real distance and that was frustrating. So I took the pace around the second lap, which in some ways is suicidal...but I wanted the pace to be honest.
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