In the midst of tragedy, it is difficult to understand the good that can come of it. We often hear stories of those who have endured unthinkable trials and have not only lived through them but found their purpose within them. How can we too learn from those who have risen above their circumstances when we are faced with our own adversity?
This week we are speaking with former marine gunner, Kirstie Ennis, who suffered intensive injuries including a leg amputation after her helicopter crashed. In this episode, we discuss how she not only overcame her obstacles but went on to create a non-profit organization, climb mountains, and become an adventure athlete. Kirstie truly believes in the philosophy that we have to be uncomfortable to grow and look for situations to push ourselves. She encourages us to look at how far we’ve come rather than where we still have to go.
Questions I Asked:
Did you feel stripped of your identity?
What types of workouts do you perform to prepare for the mountains?
Did setting goals pull you through rehab?
Coming back from a devastating tragedy.
Continuing when people tell you that you shouldn’t.
The importance of milestones and the journey.