I would like to begin by apologizing to my friends and family for writing a post that even mentions Diamond Dallas Page. Although I am no longer a professional wrestling fan, I was once a fan of “The Undertaker” and from what I read, there seems to be some sort of rivalry between the two. That said, for those of you who never watched pro wrestling, Diamond Dallas Page (DDP for short) is a complete and utter goofball. This is demonstrated well by his theme song, which starts with DDP saying “self high-five”, followed by a remixed version of Nirvana’s song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Anyway, somewhere down the line DDP decided he wanted to become a yoga instructor. DDP Yoga is what Diamond credits as the reason he has been able to survive in the ring for 15 years. Regardless of whether or not this is true, one man found the words of DDP to be inspiring. His name is Arthur Boorman and this is the inspirational story/video of his transformation courtesy of DDP Yoga. I wanted to post this on our site because it is a great reminder to always keep pushing!
Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.
He stumbled upon an article about Diamond Dallas Page doing Yoga and decided to give it a try — he couldn’t do traditional, higher impact exercise, so he tried DDP YOGA and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story.
Dallas was so moved by his story, he began emailing and speaking on the phone with Arthur throughout his journey – he encouraged Arthur to keep going and to believe that anything was possible. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going.
Arthur was getting stronger rapidly, and he was losing weight at an incredible rate! Because of DDP’s specialized workout, he gained tremendous balance and flexibility — which gave him hope that maybe someday, he’d be able to walk again.
His story is proof, that we cannot place limits on what we are capable of doing, because we often do not know our own potential. Niether Arthur, nor Dallas knew what he would go on to accomplish, but this video speaks for itself. In less than a year, Arthur completely transformed his life. If only he had known what he was capable of, 15 years earlier.
Do not waste any time thinking you are stuck – you can take control over your life, and change it faster than you might think.
Hopefully this story can inspire you to follow your dreams – whatever they may be.
Anything is Possible!
I couldn’t resist….
Steve is an Executive Recruiter at Robert Half Executive Search in Madison, WI with a business degree in Information Systems and E-Commerce from the University of Toledo. Steve loves spending his time away from work; running, gaming, watching movies, checking out new social networking tools/sites/start-ups and blogging.