Never Give Up

The old saying goes, “I used to complain I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”  Regardless of how tough your believe your circumstances to be, there is always a way to persevere.  If you’re struggling with unemployment and making ends meet while you study to get your medical billing and coding certificate, keep up the fight.  Take a cue from this courageous, young, Chinese man on “China’s Got Talent” (the Chinese equivalent of our “America’s Got Talent” TV program).  He plays piano WITH NO ARMS.  Yes, you read it right.  Pianist with no arms!!!  The English subtitles are a little jilted, but you’ll get the point.  This video will renew your resolve to overcome whatever challenges you face.

5 Responses to “Never Give Up”

  1. Donna Atkins

    What a testament to the human spirit, to the inner core of strength that exists within each of us if only we are willing to delve deep enough! This young man is a hero in my book!

  2. I think this kind of stuff is truly inspiring and while it isn’t necessarily to go through life with only a “well it could be worse” attitude, there is a lot of truth to this. There are so many people who don’t realize how good they have it and instead focus too much on small things that they can’t really control or feel that other people judge them because of a few imperfections. I don’t think anyone is perfect and there are things everyone struggles with, even the very successful.

  3. Niccole Guy

    This is such an amazingly inspirational story! I love stories of how people who have gone through unbelievably traumatic events have found some way to still have the strength to be optimistic about life. This definitely makes anything I have to overcome feel small compared to what this individual has accomplished.

  4. marlyn williams

    This was a very moving story to read especially when I watched his actual piano performance. His life story shows others how resilient the human spirit can be when a positive support system is involved. His parents didn’t give up on him, they encouraged him to be self-efficient and take care of himself. I applaud his parents for lighting that fire of perseverance in his spirit; which helped him accomplish tasks that seem impossible for someone without arms. In the YouTube video, Liu Wei said something that I think everyone should remember when facing adversity. He said, “If I want it then I do it”; a very simple but powerful statement. I can personally relate to his frame of thinking because I saw going back to school as my only option for finding a fulfilling career. I was six months pregnant when I started the MIBC online program, I didn’t let physical discomforts and everyday responsibilities deter me from pursuing my academic endeavors. Even childbirth didn’t hinder me from “missing a beat” in my busy schedule from taking care of a newborn, a preschooler, schoolwork, and other everyday responsibilities. There were many days when I felt very overwhelmed and didn’t think I could handle school and everything else. My husband was always there to remind me that I worked hard to make it this far; so quitting was not an option if I wanted a new career in the medical field. Like Liu Wei, I used hard work, determination, and the desire to succeed to achieve my goals. I have completed my last week of Allen School Online’s intensive MIBC program and all I can say is HOOORRRAAAAYYY!!!! Congratulations to my fellow classmates, all our hard work and sleepless nights has finally paid off!!!!! 🙂

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