Friday, October 7, 2016

Philosophical Friday: Vision or circumstance?

Are we born to circumstance... or vision?

If you watched America's Got Talent this past season, you would have seen magician Jon Dorenbos. He went on to the finals where he finished 3rd for the season.

In his other life he "moonlights" as an NFL football player for Philadelphia (!), something he has been doing for fourteen years.

His story is pretty unique. When he was twelve, his father murdered his mother.  After his father was imprisoned he was raised by an aunt and uncle. Despite this tragedy though he grew up to become a professional athlete, magician and motivational speaker.

You can see his final AGT performance here. It was a well done combination of magic and motivation. During his post-performance interview with host Nick Cannon, his quote above struck a chord with me. I hope it inspires you too.

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