Obstacles are there so we can climb them

You know, if there is one thing I love and receive inspiration from it is when people introduce me to stories that involve someone overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. I recently was introduced to such a story that I wanted to share with you.

For the past few years my older brother had been pursuing a career in standup comedy. As I am sure you know, this is a long journey and often filled with many challenges, my brother’s journey was no exception. When he was in perhaps the most difficult time of this process a fellow comic friend took him in and allowed my brother to sleep on his couch for while.

Being concerned, I asked my brother about this friend, really just wanting to be sure my brother was ok, but when I heard this comic’s story I was amazed. According to my brother, though this guy was funny, he had a very difficult stutter that he had to overcome to make his jokes comical when he was on stage. I heard all of the work this person did just to be heard, let alone funny. I was amazed at how he did not let this obstacle stop him, in fact, he turned this obstacle into a bit of a stepping stone.

So, I was not surprised when I saw this person on the television winning over a crowd with his comical skill and personal resilience.

Check out this month’s video of the month to meet this incredible man and hear his story.

Until next month!


Elliott E. Connie, MA, LPC

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