Overcoming Adversity

One of these days, I’m going to write more.  One of these days, I’m going to tell my story more.  One of these days, I’m going to make time for this.  One of these days, I’m going to remember before I lay in bed.

One of these days….

One of these days…

One of these days……

Today is the day.

In the coming weeks I hope to tell you more of how I do it.  How have I dealt with my own form of adversity?  How have a battled the demons in my head?  How have I learned to experience uncomfortable things, that others dismiss?

Remember the title of this post is “Overcoming Adversity”, not “Overcame Adversity.”  I said “how I do it”, not “how I did it.”  There will never be a past tense, until my days are done.

It’s not always been easy, but my experiences can help you.  They will help you by learning that someone else knows how you feel.  Someone else has issues that are similar to yours.  Someone else knows what it’s like.

Topics to follow include:

  1. Form relationships that stand the test of time
  2. Rely on others
  3. Keep trying new things
  4. Push yourself
  5. Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do

I’m looking forward to this.  I hope you join me.

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About Brian

Hello, I'm Brian Wagner. I'm the father of three and the husband of one. Before I was any of that I was the youngest of ten that grew up on a tomato farm in Northwest Ohio. Life wasn't always easy. Some think that I was spoiled growing up as the baby. Well I'm still the baby and I'm still growing up. Maybe those two things are related. When I was ten years old I started to have have severe headaches and eventually blacked out. It took the doctors quite some time but they eventually decided that I would have to have a shunt put in that drains fluid from my brain to my abdomen. This put an end to my aspirations to be a great football player. Since then, I've had brain surgery, been in a coma (a few times) and have been left with limited use of my eyes. When the issue of March 2011 took place, I decided that I needed to do something about it. It's my mission to help people overcome adversity, just like I have, and have HOPE for the future. My kids need to know my story, but so does the world. I hope you enjoy my website EyeNeedHope.com. Here is where I will serve my tribe. Please pull up a chair and feel free to join us.

4 thoughts on “Overcoming Adversity

  1. Brian, you are doing it! I always looked forward to seeing you because I always felt a peace emitting from you. You are keeping your demons at bay. For that, I wish you continued peace and success.

  2. You are definitely an inspiration for us all. I also think it’s important to remember that we all have a cross to bear. Some are easily visible, some are not. Be kind to everyone as you really have no idea what they might be dealing with. Keep on, keepin’ on Brian!

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