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One Legged Punch in the Stomach (Unreal Video)

OK, I wasn’t planning on another blog post today.  Frankly I don’t have time for it.

But I just ran across something that literally moved me to tears — a short video about an 8 year old kid named Adam.

Adam plays one of the toughest positions on the little league field…and he does it with only one leg.  (Because of cancer, he had his left leg amputated when he was only one).

Honestly, I was so overwhelmed after watching this, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach by an 8 year old reality check.

And then, frankly, I just felt overwhelmingly impressed to stop right in the middle of my very busy day and share it with anyone who’s willing to take it in.

I’m a believer in providence and Almighty sovereignty.  So I’m betting there’s probably someone else out there reading this right now, who frankly needs to see this (and get punched in the stomach by it) just as much as I did.

So here’s the video (below).  Please take a quick moment to watch it.  Then read my comments below it, if you dare…

Ok, so literally tears welled up as I watched this…

…and was hit in the gut by the reality that I’ve made every pathetic excuse in the book at one point or another (and believed them) about what’s been holding me back from achieving a number of things that are high on my important list.

Things like:

  • Spending more/better time with my girls
  • Having a more consistent quiet time with God
  • Exercising & eating healthier
  • Getting my cholesterol under control
  • Making better decisions with my time
  • Getting things done, ON TIME
  • Not procrastinating anymore
  • And the list goes on.

So what are your pathetic excuses?

What is it that you want so darn badly, but let yourself believe you’re being externally held back from reaching?

Said another way, who or what are you blaming (instead of yourself) for not overcoming the obstacles in front of you?

Stop making excuses.  Excuses are for losers! 

Look at Adam.  Adam’s not a loser.  Not by a long shot.  And if he can do this, then you can do far more than you allow yourself believe, don’t you think?

Stop making excuses.  Stop it!  Now!

P.S. If you have any thoughts of your own, I’d love to hear them in the comments below. And thanks for a moment of your valuable time.  I can’t tell you how much I love doing this blog. 🙂

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About 

JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. :-)

  • JP, thank you SO much for this video.

    Like you, I got tears, too. This is more inspiring than most motivational speakers.

    Bruce

  • JP, thank you SO much for this video.

    Like you, I got tears, too. This is more inspiring than most motivational speakers.

    Bruce

  • Billy Ray Legendary

    First of all, yes, my name actually is Billy Ray Legendary. This comment is not as much about me as it is about the writer of this blog… JP Moses. However, in order to tell you of JPs character, I will have to reveal some things about myself and my situation.

    I used to be in an investor group with JP when I lived in Memphis. To make a potentially long story short, I am an investor who just happens to be blind. Yes, 100% totally physically blind. I run my business (buying, selling, and financing mobile homes) from my home. I happen to live in Washington state currently, but my business is being done some 400 miles and almost 7 hours away in a neighboring state (Oregon). We have bought 4 mobiles in the last 8 weeks: One goes on the market this week, 2 are in various states of rehab, and we have 1 under contract. We are making offers on at least 2 more before the snow flies.

    We never leave our offices. We have never met even one seller or buyer in person. That’s by design for lots of reasons… mainly because there just are not enough JP Moses’ out there who think of the disabled as “whole people.” That’s why I say this post is not about me, but about JP.

    Let me explain. It is kind of funny, because just today (literally this morning) I was making a list in my head of investors who have been the most influential in my investing career. JP Moses is in the top 5 of those on the list!

    Why?

    Well, like JP said, most people’s biggest struggles lie between their ears… their own thoughts of themselves. Now, I have been an investor for some years, but have been held back not by my blindness, but by my own lack of confidence in my ability to do it as a blind man.

    JP didn’t think so.

    JP invested his time in me. He answered my questions. He made his own educational material available to me when I couldn’t afford it. No, don’t ask him to do that for you… unless you are willing to pluck your eyes out! 🙂 Hey, it isn’t really bad at all… bats do it blind, and they are super productive, right?

    Anyway, I can tell you this right now. If you are looking for someone to trust to tell you what’s truly going to be a benefit to you from an educational standpoint, you couldn’t ask for a more trustworthy guy than my friend JP Moses.

    JP not only pointed me in the direction of educational material that made me money quickly, but he has remained my friend over the years even after my move 2,000 miles away from Memphis. I touch base with him every once in a while via email either to tell him how I am doing, or more likely, to ask yet another question! 🙂 P.S. JP, I need your new email address my Brother!

    I want you to rest assured that JP Moses will not only point you in the right direction educationally speaking, but he also believes in your ability to do it! If he didn’t, he wouldn’t take time away from his precious family to pump good material into you via this website like drinking water from a firehose. JP has a viable investment business of his own, so don’t make the mistake of believing that this is just a way of padding his pockets.

    As for me, I am getting as much business done as possible before winter. At that point, I am back in the recording studio to cut more music tracks for my Bride-to-be (she speaks professionally), as well as for other professional speakers/talk radio hosts/others needing theme music. Yes, when you are blind, it is a requirement that you also play a musical instrument! 🙂 Otherwise, they take away your secret decoder ring and blind guy membership card! Did you know that it is a myth that we hear better? Think about it… do deaf people see farther? Hmm?

    Okay, I am getting silly now. JP, thank you so much for your influence on me and my business! Thank you even more for your confidence in my ability to do it, but most of all, for your consistent friendship! You truly are like a Brother to me!

    Hey, write soon, will you? I am working on my own guru course to be released in about 10 years! Ha!

    Thanks much!

    Billy Ray Legendary
    Sticks and Bricks Investments

  • Billy Ray Legendary

    First of all, yes, my name actually is Billy Ray Legendary. This comment is not as much about me as it is about the writer of this blog… JP Moses. However, in order to tell you of JPs character, I will have to reveal some things about myself and my situation.

    I used to be in an investor group with JP when I lived in Memphis. To make a potentially long story short, I am an investor who just happens to be blind. Yes, 100% totally physically blind. I run my business (buying, selling, and financing mobile homes) from my home. I happen to live in Washington state currently, but my business is being done some 400 miles and almost 7 hours away in a neighboring state (Oregon). We have bought 4 mobiles in the last 8 weeks: One goes on the market this week, 2 are in various states of rehab, and we have 1 under contract. We are making offers on at least 2 more before the snow flies.

    We never leave our offices. We have never met even one seller or buyer in person. That’s by design for lots of reasons… mainly because there just are not enough JP Moses’ out there who think of the disabled as “whole people.” That’s why I say this post is not about me, but about JP.

    Let me explain. It is kind of funny, because just today (literally this morning) I was making a list in my head of investors who have been the most influential in my investing career. JP Moses is in the top 5 of those on the list!

    Why?

    Well, like JP said, most people’s biggest struggles lie between their ears… their own thoughts of themselves. Now, I have been an investor for some years, but have been held back not by my blindness, but by my own lack of confidence in my ability to do it as a blind man.

    JP didn’t think so.

    JP invested his time in me. He answered my questions. He made his own educational material available to me when I couldn’t afford it. No, don’t ask him to do that for you… unless you are willing to pluck your eyes out! 🙂 Hey, it isn’t really bad at all… bats do it blind, and they are super productive, right?

    Anyway, I can tell you this right now. If you are looking for someone to trust to tell you what’s truly going to be a benefit to you from an educational standpoint, you couldn’t ask for a more trustworthy guy than my friend JP Moses.

    JP not only pointed me in the direction of educational material that made me money quickly, but he has remained my friend over the years even after my move 2,000 miles away from Memphis. I touch base with him every once in a while via email either to tell him how I am doing, or more likely, to ask yet another question! 🙂 P.S. JP, I need your new email address my Brother!

    I want you to rest assured that JP Moses will not only point you in the right direction educationally speaking, but he also believes in your ability to do it! If he didn’t, he wouldn’t take time away from his precious family to pump good material into you via this website like drinking water from a firehose. JP has a viable investment business of his own, so don’t make the mistake of believing that this is just a way of padding his pockets.

    As for me, I am getting as much business done as possible before winter. At that point, I am back in the recording studio to cut more music tracks for my Bride-to-be (she speaks professionally), as well as for other professional speakers/talk radio hosts/others needing theme music. Yes, when you are blind, it is a requirement that you also play a musical instrument! 🙂 Otherwise, they take away your secret decoder ring and blind guy membership card! Did you know that it is a myth that we hear better? Think about it… do deaf people see farther? Hmm?

    Okay, I am getting silly now. JP, thank you so much for your influence on me and my business! Thank you even more for your confidence in my ability to do it, but most of all, for your consistent friendship! You truly are like a Brother to me!

    Hey, write soon, will you? I am working on my own guru course to be released in about 10 years! Ha!

    Thanks much!

    Billy Ray Legendary
    Sticks and Bricks Investments

  • @Billy Ray Legendary – Billy, thanks a lot, man. Now I’ve cried TWICE IN ONE DAY! That just ain’t right! 🙂

    You’re STILL the man. You go, you blind guy, you!

    …jp

  • @Billy Ray Legendary – Billy, thanks a lot, man. Now I’ve cried TWICE IN ONE DAY! That just ain’t right! 🙂

    You’re STILL the man. You go, you blind guy, you!

    …jp

  • Thanks for sharing this video JP. Talk about inspiring video. Woow! That just proves that if you put your mind to it and are willing to go over and beyond, you can do anything, I mean ANYTHING!

    Peter

  • Thanks for sharing this video JP. Talk about inspiring video. Woow! That just proves that if you put your mind to it and are willing to go over and beyond, you can do anything, I mean ANYTHING!

    Peter

  • Michael Cellini

    I was more impress with that young boy’s courage than some of the stuff I done – Persian Gulf War (’91) and World Trade Center Recovery (’01)

  • Michael Cellini

    I was more impress with that young boy’s courage than some of the stuff I done – Persian Gulf War (’91) and World Trade Center Recovery (’01)

  • Awesome video. Kid’s tough as they come.
    .-= Bobby´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • Awesome video. Kid’s tough as they come.
    .-= Bobby´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • stomach and the attack he was intended to … Its the same freeze movement UFC have and the freeze is to unreal to even be in an arcade game!

  • One Legged Punch in the Stomach (Unreal Video). 2008-09-04 14:26:16. OK, I wasn’t planning on another blog post today. Frankly I don’t have time for it.