"It takes courage to choose hope over fear. People will always call you na´ve but it's hope and optimism that's behind every important step forward."
This quote, by Mark Zuckerberg, reminds me of my mother. If she had believed the doctors when they said I'd never walk or talk after my accident, I wouldn't be writing to you today. My mother had hope, which was a powerful force that guided her.
As I began to recover, I dared to hope that I could become an inspirational speaker so I could share my story of never giving up, never giving in. I could not be fearful, because maybe just one person would be helped by my story. I wanted to give others the motivation to keep progressing and believing that anything is possible. Today, my dream has come true, and I have delivered my message to hundreds of people
The other day I read two newspaper articles about the exciting and far-reaching projects of Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker. Both made their money at Facebook, and Sean later with the music file-sharing company, Napster. Both of these technology geniuses have big dreams for how they can make this world a better place.Their projects are big. Very big. They believe their efforts will improve the lives of people around the world.
Mark Zuckerberg has a genius 10-year plan to connect the world, via the Internet. His ambitious strategy of unfurling technology that jumps borders and crosses cultures, is his way of making Facebook and the internet available everywhere and to everyone. Zuckerberg is not discouraged by those who say it cannot be done.
I also read that his former Facebook partner, Sean Parker, is funding cancer research, specifically cancer immunotherapy. I am very excited about this project. I believe in the power of the body to heal itself when given the right tools and balance. Parker believes immunotherapy could be the great cancer treatment break though. The focus is to enhance an individual's immune system so it can kill its own cancer cells. To date, this treatment has only proven successful on a few individuals, but Parker and his team believe the cure lies here. They are not going to give up hope.
I do not believe you need to have Mark Zuckerberg or Sean Parker's billions of dollars to make a difference. Yes, their money gives them a platform and resources most of us don't have, but it is their ideas and motivation that are going to change the world. They hope and believe that they can make it happen.
The difference between impossible and possible is the person who says, 'I CAN.'