Inspirational Story of NASCAR Engineer Who Was Born Without Arms


A few weeks ago, I posted a video of Nick Vujicic where he talked about about getting back up again no matter how many times you fall.

Today, I’m posting another inspirational video about Richie Parker, a 30-year-old  Beaufort, South Carolina native who was born without arms, yet he is a top chassis and body component engineer for Hendrick Motorsports, the most winning organization in NASCAR.

I’ll spare you the details of Richie’s life and let you watch the video but he said something that is very profound. “I don’t think there are a whole lot of things in life that I can’t do, just things I haven’t done yet.”

If this doesn’t inspire you, I don’t know what else will.

What are those things you’ve dread doing? Those long forgotten dreams. I dare you to pursue those dreams. I dare you to do the seemingly impossible!

If Richie did not consider his shortcomings, but went on to study engineering, and do things that some full-bodied men wouldn’t, you really have no excuse.

Remember, when your mind is made up to succeed, there’s no stopping you. The only impediment to achieving your goals is YOU. Dream big and pursue your dreams. Every challenge you face on your way to achieving your dreams takes you one step closer to where you want to be.

Finally, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes. “At the counter of success, there are no bargains. A price has to be paid and paid in full.”

Be motivated!

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