Oct 27, 2010

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Limitations? What Limitations?

Limitations?  What Limitations?

The Wednesday, October 27 issue of The News Times in Danbury, CT featured the story of Marissa Clopper, a deaf woman who has recently become a certified physician assistant.

A deaf woman not caving into her hearing impairment, but embracing the abilities she has; striving for and achieving the career of her dreams.

Now that is a woman I would call Tao and defiant. And if you don’t know what Tao and defiant means, let me explain: Tao is the ancient Chinese philosophy that reminds us that life has a natural flow, we face transitions and challenges and, well, we need to understand and accept them. If we deny that there is a challenge facing us that’s sort of like trying to not notice a big green hippo in the room with us.

The defiant part tells us to do the best we can with that situation so we can get through it with strength and confidence. I know, I know, parents definitely do not like their teens to be labeled defiant, but they’re talking about teens defying the helpful and good circumstances in life. I’m talking about defying negative attitudes and self-defeating behaviors.

This is what Marissa Clopper has done. She doesn’t have the ability to hear, but she sure has many other strengths. And those strengths – intelligence, drive, ambition, caring about people and a talent for helping others – are what enabled her to achieve her goal and become a physician assistant.

Her advice to others is “to follow your dreams, not letting anything hold you back; and to be the best you can be.”

Yup – Tao and defiant summed up pretty well.

How about you? Will you let your limitations stop you from achieving your dreams? Or will you, too, be Tao and defiant?

C.J. Golden, author of TAO OF THE DEFIANT WOMAN, and the award winning TAO-GIRLS RULE! is a freelance writer and motivational speaker who travels the country inspiring all with her dynamic spirit and vision as she helps others explore their unique journeys through life. She is an increasingly important voice in the field of women’s studies as her message resonates with women and girls everywhere.
Visit CJ and connect with other Tao and defiant women and Tao-Girls at www.taogirl.com

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