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Radicals & Visionaries

Adaptive Athlete Tim Morris Powers Through Life With 2 Arms Better Than Most With 4 Functioning Limbs

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Left paralyzed from the chest down after his Jeep rolled over him during a devastating car accident in 2007, Tim Morris not only feels lucky to be alive -- he's living more passionately active than most people with all four fully-functioning limbs. 

In this episode of the Spartan UP! podcast, Morris describes how he became an adaptive athlete and SGX coach, relying only on his two arms to power through challenging courses like the Spartan Trifecta.

"It's really only you that can get you out of a situation," he says. "[The accident] gave me a new perspective, a new appreciation for life."

Morris trains an increasing number of adaptive athletes as well as the able-bodied. He can teach both groups much about grit. But his teaching by no means ends there -- he demonstrates that by the simple act of living passionately, those around you will learn what it means to be fully alive.

Other takeaways from this interview include: 

  • Talking about things merely kicks the can into the future -- you have to do them.
  • Build your life around the three “p”s: passion, perspective and perseverance.
  • Always be aware that your reality affects others, and act accordingly.

Watch more videos from Spartan UP! on their YouTube channel here.

Related: Jennifer Gilbert Bounced Back From a Near-Fatal Attack to Find Massive Business Success

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