When Rejection Gets You Down [Video]

When trying to accomplish any major goal in life, rejection and obstacles are inevitable. The key is to learn from your mistakes and persist through it until you succeed. This is easier said than done.

The following "must see" video is a story about a person who truly inspires me. His name is Kyle Maynard and he was born without ANY arms or legs. I had the great honor of having breakfast with him several months ago.

The following video is the story about his life and about his most recent accomplishment (in a VERY long list of accomplishments) which was to climb the tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.

This video is a MUST SEE video. Trust me.

Note: Sorry for the weird formatting, the video is wider than my typical blog post.

Let me know what you think, by posting a comment below.

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46 comments… add one
  • Amine Benmoussa Mar 5, 2012, 1:11 pm

    Thanks,

    • Cristiano Mar 5, 2012, 2:27 pm

      @Amine Benmoussa: great video of a great man, who fights to win. He never gives up.

  • Manish Mar 5, 2012, 1:16 pm

    This is amazing. I always thought that I have got the biggest problem in my life but when I saw this, I felt that my problem is nothing compared to him.
    Bravo Kyle!!!

    Cheers.

  • Rema Sood Mar 5, 2012, 1:19 pm

    This is a truly brilliant, and inspiring video – it shames us when someone with such disabilities can achieve something so amazing.

    Kyle you really brought me to tears. I have so much respect and admiration for you. May god give you the courage to continue doing these amazing things.

    Rema x

  • Ashraf Mar 5, 2012, 1:23 pm

    “Make no excuses”. I think this is a very powerful message and we should all when feeling low come back and again watch this video. Thanks a lot.

  • Tejas Gohokar Mar 5, 2012, 1:41 pm

    I’ll make no excuses! 🙂 Thanks Victor.

  • Charles Mar 5, 2012, 1:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with us. “It is to make no excuses.”

  • Kenneth Mar 5, 2012, 1:55 pm

    What a man! His book (“No Excuses”) is also highly recomended!

  • imrantashi Mar 5, 2012, 1:59 pm

    amazing ………unbleave able …i hav no words to say..

  • Cullen Mar 5, 2012, 2:02 pm

    I am good friends with someone with this same condition. He too is more upbeat and positive than most “normal” people. It is a humbling thing to be in his presence, and to see these individuals succeed in spite of everything.

  • :) Mar 5, 2012, 2:07 pm

    Thanks victor for being our inspirational coach!

  • Zineb Mar 5, 2012, 2:21 pm

    Really inspiring video. Makes you realize you really can do anything in life as long as you believe you can! Thank you for posting this video!

  • Francisco Mar 5, 2012, 2:29 pm

    I always have thought that the body size was a primary requirement in order to be succesful in life (at least for men). I even used to related it with leadership and power, just like superman. Wiht leadership and power you have the basic tools to hopefully make a better world, and therefore become an overachiever,as well as a good human being by protecting and helping the weak.

    After watching this video, I was able to think out of the box, and keep the faith that things in life dont necessarily need to follow a procedure, or standard afterall, in order to accomplish objectives and goals.

    I really hope that Kyle would find his soulmate along the road and have a wonderful family of his own, as well.

  • Joel Eriksson Enquist Mar 5, 2012, 2:46 pm

    This guy is one of my biggest idols

  • Van Dang Mar 5, 2012, 3:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I was speechless. I’m embarrassed having moaned about the harshness of life.

  • Romer Benitez Mar 5, 2012, 3:32 pm

    Victor,

    I appreciate all the things that you have done to help! This video is very inspirational.

    Cheers to you and Kyle.

    Best,

    Romer

  • Ehsan Mar 5, 2012, 4:03 pm

    Really inspiring. We should learn a lesson from this amazing man.

  • Femi Enitan Mar 5, 2012, 4:10 pm

    Kyle’s case does bring tears to one’s eyes but also offer great motivation for those of us who think we had the short end of the stick in life.

    Kudos Kyle!!! I pray that God will continue to give you the grace and coverage to achieve much more in life.

  • Bi-O Jeong Mar 5, 2012, 4:13 pm

    First of all, Thanks so much Victor.

    I was just staying up all night with worrying about me; Who I am, For what I’m here. His life makes me embarrassed.
    I’m truly very impressive with his simple message: “Make no excuse”

    I sincerely appreciate this video. Thanks again.

  • Ikemefuna Mar 5, 2012, 4:25 pm

    Truly inspiring and thought-provoking…. I’ve learnt a valuable lesson: “Make no excuses”

  • Jules Mar 5, 2012, 5:12 pm

    WOW – very humbling footage. Many thanks for sharing video!

  • Rashmi Mar 5, 2012, 6:09 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing, its truly inspiring and endorses the saying “where there is a will there is always a way” !!

  • Eduardo Garrido Mar 5, 2012, 6:13 pm

    Thanks a lot for this Video Victor,
    Your emails and videos are incredible, thanks a lot for your effort.
    I will “Make no excuses”
    Thanks again,

  • Nathalie Mar 5, 2012, 6:28 pm

    Kyle shows us that living to your full potential is a question of not limiting yourself in life. Thanks for sharing.

  • Christie Mar 5, 2012, 6:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing this video. Kyle is a true inspiration to everybody. I am blown away by his determination and perseverance to achieve his goals. I have a lot to learn from.
    Thanks again.

  • Bill Mar 5, 2012, 7:19 pm

    Thank you for the video! Kyle has taught us not to be shot down by challenges in life, there is always a way if you want something bad enough.

  • Lora Mar 5, 2012, 8:13 pm

    Thank you!

  • Lu Mar 5, 2012, 9:56 pm

    Make no excuse to your life. This is super powerful. Thank you for sharing the video.

  • Judith Naugle Mar 5, 2012, 10:47 pm

    Kyle has blessed many through his determination to reach extraordinary goals. This video is an inspiration to every individual to illustrate how we all have gifts to share. May we be challenged to do the same.

  • Emerson Alvarez Mar 6, 2012, 2:30 am

    Thanks Victor for sharing this video. Inspiring.

  • Khan, Muhammad Aleem Uddin Mar 6, 2012, 3:14 am

    I ‘m impressed with the determination of Kyle, with motivation level, belief in himself and on his GOD, and achievements.

    This is really good, inspirational video for all!!!!

  • catherine Mar 6, 2012, 10:55 am

    very impressed! after seeing what kyle been through, what a small trouble i have!

  • SHEKU LLOYD BANGURA Mar 6, 2012, 11:25 am

    MY GOD IS A WONDERFUL GOD.
    How can i get incontact with Kyle?
    KYLE YOU ARE MY PERSONAL FRIEND FOREVER.

    ” WITH GOD EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE”

  • IRIE Etienne Mar 6, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Great , Wonderful
    Life is just what we want it to be .
    Only have faith in GOD our creator !!!

  • Thomas Mar 7, 2012, 5:47 pm

    I see no video, just a black field, regardless of browser.

  • Apple Mar 9, 2012, 4:27 am

    *Me too. I see no video, only a black screen.

  • James Ji Mar 9, 2012, 4:48 am

    You guys know what, Kyle Maynard isn’t alone.
    Nick Vujicic, an australian guy born with NO limbs at all, lives the same fantastic life as Maynard. Check him out.

    And thanks Victor, I thought you were posting about the latter guy but it turned out to be a different person from who I remembered. These stories are way more important to learn than how to squeeze your head into the consulting industry.

  • victor Mar 9, 2012, 4:55 am

    James,

    “These stories are way more important to learn than how to squeeze your head into the consulting industry”

    I totally agree!

  • YASOODARahmann Mar 11, 2012, 1:49 am

    Hi handsome!
    You’re my real hero! I am so proud of you and we People have got nothing to complain about! Hip hip hurra!

  • Vadim Mar 11, 2012, 4:37 pm

    I heard about this guy and before I could not even imagine how a quad amputee could pin someone in a wrestling match. That takes a lot of skill!
    Complete respect!
    He has a Big Heart.

  • Nicola Mar 14, 2012, 2:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this video and for being such a positive mentor both for consulting – case interview – as well as for life.
    I don’t think the two things are actually so different..!

  • Kirsy Apr 21, 2012, 8:11 pm

    WOW! Amazing man- thank you Kyle for being an inspiration for so many of us.

  • Peter Jul 3, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Turns out it is really on us, to set our limits….

  • Deborah Sep 3, 2012, 12:21 pm

    I am deeply inspired by Kyle’s incredible courage and dedication to manifest his dreams, no matter what, with no excuses! Thank you for sharing this!

  • Aja Dec 30, 2012, 2:36 pm

    Thank you, Victor, for posting this inspirational video. It truly puts things into perspective. Powerful message.

    “Make no excuses.”

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