Beyond Adversity

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Avoid Adversity

Wall Paper by Thomas Kinkade

Picture by Thomas Kinkade

There are some adversities you cannot avoid, but there are some you can. It is even easier than escaping to the great outdoor, although that might work too.


Thanks to the Thomas Kinkade Studio for providing the picture of Kinkade’s painting, You Tube for hosting the video, and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, text and video in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

6 Responses to “Avoid Adversity”

  • Cheryl Rudi says:

    U drive. U text. U pay.–as sums it up! U pay involves more then just dollars– you might never get over the emotional impact.

    • Scott says:

      I believe we, as a society, have learned through school, work, family, and friends that multitasking is good. In reality, nobody can do it, not even the fastest computers. Multitasking is simply changing between two or more tasks. Computers switch tasks quickly. People do not. People get distracted while switching, and distraction results in mistakes. Sometimes, mistakes result in collisions and deaths.

      U drive, U text, U pay.

  • Cheryl Rudi says:

    My brother was texting while driving and totaled his car by driving across and through a turn about. He walked away and no one was injured. His texting cost thousands to replace the vehicle and the insurance did not cover any of the costs.
    Watching is video was devasting and should be required watching for all teens going through drivers education.

    • Scott says:

      Cheryl, I am glad your brother is already. I hope he learned a valuable lesson. He was fortunate this time. He, or the bystanders may not be so fortunate if there is a next time.

      As an aside, multiple comments pertaining to the same post will not count for the purpose of the Challenge unless you comment on each of my existing posts (see actual wording in Terms and Conditions). I don’t recall the exact number, but I think it is around 500 posts. However, if you feel inspired to write multiple comments about a post, feel free to do so.

  • Esther says:

    Quite a few things are beyond my control in life however I decide to talk to passengers, use or not to use my cell phone when driving. “” states in In 2013, 424,000 people were injured in 2012 as a result of distracted driving. I was disturbed to see “Using a navigation system” which I rely heavily on as a listed distraction!

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.