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S2E192 No Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer

Season 2, Ep. 192

Celebrated athlete Erik Weihenmayer is the first blind person in history to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. In this episode, he tells Brian how he lives a life of meaning and purpose by consistently breaking through barriers and helping others with special challenges to lead active and fulfilling lives. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

·     Why he never lives on the sidelines.

·     How climbing Mount Everest changed him.

·     Why he started a nonprofit.

 

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

erikweihenmayer.com

 

No Barriers nonprofit

 

National Federation of the Blind

 

MasterMind Summit

 

S1E043, What’s Your Everest?

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:

 

“When I went totally blind … it was like the gloves were off. I could do anything I wanted now. I was free.” – Erik Weihenmayer 

 

“Wisdom gets beat into most of us, sadly.” – Erik Weihenmayer 

 

“We're always sort of straddling this knife edge between limitation and possibility.” – Erik Weihenmayer 

 

“When you have a really bad day there's nothing better than sleeping and waking up the next morning to say, ‘Today's a new day with new possibilities – I can do better than I did yesterday.’” – Erik Weihenmayer 

 

“It's an ongoing, never-ending commitment to reaching and failing; falling short and bleeding a little bit; and reaching again and getting a little higher each day up the mountain. To me, that's what constitutes a good life.” – Erik Weihenmayer 


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