Warren Macdonald has climbed over obstacles most people cannot imagine. Having lost both of his legs from a freak accident while he was backpacking off the coast of Australia, Warren not only decided that his injuries wouldn’t slow him down ― he decided they would propel him to new heights. Just ten months after the incident, Warren climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and later summited both Mount Kilimanjaro and El Capitan. Inspiring audiences to turn challenge into change, Warren’s talks foster the desire to seek opportunities and overcome obstacles.
Below, Warren writes on uncertainty, and how shifting your perspective can change everything:
All of us feel stuck at some point in our lives, and it’s no wonder. The scientific community suggests that the average adult makes approximately 35,000 decisions each day…
Most of those decisions happen unconsciously, but often, bigger decisions have the capability to consume us; to overwhelm us.
So, what can we do about it?
How do we get unstuck?
We can start by asking “why?”.
- Why do I want this to happen, or not?
- What’s in it for me?
- How does this situation affect myself and others?
- What will happen if I say “no”?
Remember, perception is key. We need to see as complete a picture as possible when answering these questions and that often means looking through a different lens that the one we’ve been trained to look through.