I want to tell you briefly about Winter the Dolphin. I have written about him in the past, and will write more in the future. But the current, is to simply say “How cool that animals can inspire people!”
I was talking with one of my patients last week who recently authored her own book on marketing and leadership. She was speaking in front of 1,000 ish people the week before, and she spoke on Maximized Living, and on our office, and on the 60 Day Turnaround. She gave testimony to the effort to change, and the accomplishment of said change. She said it was awesome. People really poured out their appreciation for her testimony, for her leadership, and ultimately, her inspiration.
“People need to be inspired” – Me
“Yes, yes, the sure do!!” – Her
Back to Winter. The Dolphin lost its tail several years ago now, and was given a prosthetic. The dolphin is a smart mammal, but not as smart as we are. Meaning, it was given a tail, it made use of it. She fought it at first out of animal instinct.
Discomfort ruled her mind, and she simply said no. But then with coaxing, she decided to move forward with the tail. And though it hasn’t been anything more than a therapy for her spinal health, it has become the therapy that has been saving her life.
In my prior Daily Sprout about Winter, I mentioned that she would die before her time. I know this because of her spinal degeneration. But, I would guess that in these three years that I have now seen her, that she will likely live longer than I originally expected. Because of her willingness to move forward.
We need her story. So many of us are stuck in a rut. Stuck not moving forward because of fear. Fear of the unknown, of the unexpected, of great possibilities even. Our fears are strong, and Winter is the inspiration that breaks us through. More on this story to come, for now, be inspired. Watch Dolphin Tale, and then look out for Dolphin Tale 2 coming soon! Be well and be blessed! - Dr. E