\”Never allow the circumstances of your life to become an excuse. People will allow you to do it. But I believe we have a personal obligation to make the most of the abilities we have.\”
– Jim Abbott
American Former Baseball Pitcher
A wonderful model for us. Don\’t be held back by anything!
So what if you don\’t have a hand… you can be a pitcher. Jim Abbott did.
What\’s holding you back today?
Don\’t let it. Don\’t let it. Get out there, get over it, and achieve your best you.
Yes, You Can Do It!
Jim Abbott is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played despite having been born without a right hand. He played for teams including the California Angels, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. In 1993, Abbott threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians, and in 1988 pitched the final game to win the United States an unofficial gold medal in the Summer Olympics. Throughout his career, teams tried to exploit the fact that Abbott played with one hand, but their tactics were never effective.
Today, Abbott works as a motivational speaker, living in California with his wife, two children, and their dog. His parents still live in Michigan, where he grew up. Abbott and his family take the summer off each year to stay at the lake and visit with family and friends.
Bio Source: Wikipedia; Image: Fig¹．Photo from Jim Abbott Website Fig²．Photo from Wikimedia