Lex Gillette: Vision
In today’s show, Phil interviews Lex Gillette, a blind paralympic athlete and motivational speaker from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Our main theme for today’s show is the word, “vision”.
When Lex was just 8, he lost his eyesight in a freak accident.
But this did not stop him from pursuing his first love – sports. Of course, Lex’s mother and coach helped him a great deal along the way.
Lex shares his initial apprehensions when he first started competing as a member of the middle-school track team. For most of us, it is difficult to fathom the difficulties that a blind person faces…let alone, a blind athlete competing at the highest levels. In this segment of the show, Lex shares his training regimen and reveals how he learned to confidently navigate the environment around him.
In line with the main theme of the show, we talk quite a bit about seeing the big picture…a vision that will allow you to architect your own success. If you are at a low point in your life and are grappling with seemingly insurmountable challenges, how can you see hope and a different future? And, if you do see a different future, how can you muster up the ability to put your thoughts into action
Listeners will learn the importance of surrounding yourself with well-meaning friends and mentors who strongly believe in you.
Hearing Lex shares all the practical difficulties that he faces on a daily basis will also make you realize how much you take for granted.
What You Will Learn In This Show
- How surrounding yourself with well-meaning mentors and peers can help you overcome your biggest challenges
- How to develop a strong vision for your future and follow through on it
- The practical difficulties that blind people face on a day-to-day basis
- And so much more…
“When I get on the runway, I have a very clear vision of the environment and area where I am”
“No need for sight when you have a vision”
“One of the important things about vision is that it allows us to see hope and better times in the face of challenge”
“All you need is a glimmer of hope”
“When we connect with someone, we have the ability to make someone forget their shortcomings”