Sean Stephenson is a standout in the field of self-motivation and his words are definitely worth listening to.
The motivational speaker and life coach has been making waves online for years now. His hilarious Dance Party video went viral back in the late ’00s (having over a million hits) and since then he has gone from strength to strength.
Stephenson was born in 1979 with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder. The doctors told his parents that he would not make it past the first 24 hours of life.
“All those doctors are dead now,” Stephenson points out gleefully at his TED Talk, in a display of his now-trademark wit.
Through his activities, which have seen him work alongside Ex-US President Bill Clinton, The Dalai Lama and Richard Branson, Stephenson has managed to directly tackle a large number of societal preconceptions when it comes to appearance and perceived ability. Whilst he is the first to acknowledge his appearance and condition, he has outright defied it to control or determine the course of his life.
When he was in his late teens, Stephenson met self-help guru Tony Robbins, who became a mentor for the young man. It was through his guidance that Stephenson embarked on a rigorous daily exercise routine, and began to focus on pushing the limits of his body, as well as his mind.
In this fascinating talk, Stephenson shows us how we are all guilty of placing limitations upon ourselves; physically and mentally.
Here, Stephenson takes two minutes to make us all feel a little better about ourselves. This is one to bookmark for when the blues come creeping in next time. A beautiful attitude towards life and a philosophy from which we could all learn.
Sean Stephenson is the author of two bestsellers; How You(th) Can Succeed!: Transforming Dreams into Reality for Young Adults and Get Off Your “But”: How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself. You can find out more on his official site.