If you feel god did so bad to you & now you can’t do anything, you are helpless then you must Google one name; The great Scientist Stephen Hawking. The biggest example of positive attitude, passion for life, passion for work and strongest Will Power. The greatest example of Courage & Will power that can even beat death & any disability!
Today is the National Disability day of India. On the FM Radio, i heard many Indian Hero’s who win & set an example for people in spite of Disability. I also heard a new term for Disable i.e ‘Differently Able’. These are people who met unfortunate accidents or never even blessed with a normal condition or body but still they win. They ignored what they don’t have & just focused on what they have & what they can do to help people like them. They work really hard & set examples for others. They are real Heros. While hearing the show, the person who pop up in my mind is ‘Stephen Hawkings’.
Prof. Stephen Hawking is the biggest example of it. I really appreciate & salute this man. He is a big inspiration to me.
Prof. Hawking is suffering from Motor neuron disease. ALS is a condition in which a person body parts get paralysed with time & a person can survive max 6 – 7 years. But Mr Hawkings with his strong will power is living with this from last 48 years. He has been in a wheelchair for almost 42 years with almost every body part paralyses except his sharp mind & can’t even speak for 28 years.
He embodies the importance of taking obstacles in one’s stride. This disease & condition actually changed his outlook towards life. One might not have earmarked Hawking as the next great scientist of a generation. He only learnt to talk at 3 years old, read at 8 years old and was terribly lazy throughout his schooling – even during his studies at Cambridge University. Prof. Hawking had a natural flare for Mathematics, However, upon finding out that University College didn’t offer Maths, Hawking jumped straight into a degree in Physics. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he decided to study Cosmology at Cambridge University.
He discovered his disease at tender age of 20’s which shattered him for some time, but then he decided not to give up & do his best till he live.
Professor Stephen Hawking may be in a wheelchair, and may have to speak through a synthesizer, but he has nonetheless overcome an obstacle doctors never thought he would – to live for 48 years with ALS. Not only has Hawking overcome a monumental obstacle; he has done so exceptionally, becoming a role model.
He is well known & well respected theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Working till now with his full paralysis body thru his brain, eye moment & his VoiceText speech synthesiser & small computer fixed on his wheelchair . He is continually giving his best to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially black holes, theorem of general relativity, etc.
Hawking has won numerous awards, medals and prizes worldwide for his scientific prowess. Wanting to share his life with the world, Hawking has released two autobiographies, wrote more than 15 books, has been awarded 12 honorary degrees and has even the title of Commander of the British Empire.
He lives life at its best even in the worst condition he is facing. He wants to enjoy weightless condition so he took the weightless flight in 2007 which was actually a big achievement in his condition. His wish is to go to space & I wish that his dream will come true.
Why I’m telling you his story? It’s because i somewhere realized maybe most of us are blessed with healthy body & mind conditions still we treat us as disable. Sometimes we become soo helpless & give-up in front of the challenges we face in our personal, social or professional lives. We break down & give up on small things which are actually just pretty small in front of the Purpose we carry for our life. I’m sharing this because i want you to think about this man courage, outlook & willpower whenever you feel like giving up.
Just think if a person like him can add so much to world & live meaningful life; why can’t you??
It’s only willpower & positive outlook which can change your condition. Yes, it may take time but it will change for sure!
So be positive, be inspirational & no matter who you are, what you are, how much capable or incapable you think you are; Just get up, wipe your tears, throw your pains & feeling of helplessness and work towards something you really good at. Be the change you want to see.
Get up! Do something for yourself & humankind. Be an example, an inspiration that gives hope to many!
Hope you also get motivated by Prof. Stephen Hawking like me.
In the end, I just want to share Prof. Stephen Hawking Quote:
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
Have a Purposeful Life!
Stay Strong, Stay Focused & Stay Content,