If You Put Your Mind to it…

If You Put Your Mind to it…

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…anything is possible. Sargy Mann is an artist in Suffolk, England. His paintings sell for about $50,000. Art collectors and critics alike hail his work. Most revere his work. Sargy, however, has not seen his paintings in over a decade. Why? Sargy is completely blind. His vision was diminishing for years as a result of cataracts and failed surgeries. One day his retina’s completely detached and his vision vanished.

That, of course, didn’t stop Sargy. “It seems more-less impossible, but if you’re determined to keep going, you don’t need to give up,” Sargy recently said in an interview with the BBC. Despite not being able to see, he still paints. He uses blue-tack to give him proportionality and he needs weeks or months to complete a work of art, but he has found his way.

 

Joe’s Perspective: To me, this is such a representation of life. We all face obstacles, curves in the road and hurdles. Life is seldom easy for anyone. We all must learn to improvise and adapt. Sargy is just one of billions who has had to create his own path. You too will have to find yours. It will not be easy and you will face adversity. However, if you believe in yourself and put your mind to it…

Your Turn: Are you inspired by Sargy as I am? How can you use his life as an inspiration to better your life?

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