As I have shown in two previous posts (“Keith Barry on Radio in New Zealand” and “Spikes and Memory“), Keith Barry is a fantastic mentalist, illusionist, magician, or whatever you want to call him. Although you may agree his work is amazing, you still may be wondering why a post about Keith Barry is included in a blog about overcoming adversity such as brain injury.
Many people who survived a brain injury, and many people who have not, feel they are stuck — there is no way out of a problem so there is no reason to try to get unstuck. What Keith Barry shows us is that there are ways around tasks that seem impossible. Plans, strategies, compensation tools, and practice can turn a seemingly impossible task into a real and acceptable solution.
The following video is a clip from one of the many TED talks that are well worth viewing and spreading. Think of each illusion not as a trick but a solution to overcoming obstacles such as skepticism, physics, limited resources, and reality.