MINDSET IS EVERYTHING
DATE: Sept 2022
It determines our successes and our failures.
My mindset was completely shattered in 2010 after losing both of my legs. I was in a bad place and I turned to drink to help me deal with the trauma. But, with the help of many wonderful friends, family and supportive charities I managed to find a purpose for my life – to inspire others and help change perceptions.
I managed to change my mindset and focus on my goal - to help positively transform the way people with a disability are perceived, and how we perceive ourselves. And so my journey began.
I started climbing and went from an injured war veteran to a record breaking mountaineer.
Next year, I hope to become the world’s first double-above-the-knee amputee to conquer Everest.
My mindset since focussing on my purpose has never faltered. Preparation is key and so my journey continues as I start my climb up Himlung Himal in Nepal. My final big training moment before Mount Everest next year.
Having a disability does not have to be life limiting, whatever is thrown at you, you can live life to the full.
But, I believe changing this perception will be a bigger battle than climbing Everest!