Disability does not have to be an end for you. You can use it as a new beginning. Just as the plant in the photograph did not quit because it was deposited in dry, barren soil, neither should you. Like the plant, you can grow despite the unfavorable conditions you are facing.
I read an article this morning on a disabled Gulf War Veteran who found some inspiration that caused him to change his outlook and mindset, and his life. This Veteran had been told by doctors that he would never walk again under his own power. But he proved them wrong. You can read about his amazing story and view the video of his transformation.
The Veteran, Arthur Boorman, found his inspiration in the most unlikely of places, a former pro-wrestler turned yoga instructor, Diamond Dallas Page. As you can see in the above story and video, Arthur lost over 100 pounds and regained the ability to walk unassisted. He proved the doctors wrong. He proved himself wrong. He found inspiration and began believing in himself. He found a new beginning.
As a Metairie social security disability attorney, I often meet people when they are feeling their worst and have no other options but to apply for disability benefits because they can no longer work. But, nothing makes me happier than when I run into clients and they tell me that they are doing better. Some say their health has improved because the benefits they received allowed them to focus on getting better and not worry so much about how they were going to pay their light bill. As I walk away, I can see that they have regained some peace in life.
If you are fighting a disability right now that limits your ability, keeps you in pain, and prevents you from enjoying life, try to find your inspiration. Find something, anything, that gives you hope. Use it as an inspiration. Find your new beginning, just like Arthur.