Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nothing Is Impossible

An inspiring biography of a champion for achieving the impossible.

I recently finished Christopher Reeve's second book "Nothing Is Impossible" he wrote after his tragic accident that left him paralyzed.  It is an inspiring look at how he faced the unimaginable challenges of the "permanent" loss of his arms and legs.  In the end, despite all of the scientific evidence telling him that he would not recover any movement, he persevered to recover movement past anyone's expectations, including his own.

One of my favorite parts of the book is a quote he uses from Robert Kennedy:
"The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason, and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of [...] society."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Andrew Jenks - My Adventures As A Young Filmmaker

The one trait that I feel like has gotten me this far is putting in the time. Working hard. I mean really working hard. A lot of people think I have a TV show because I was in the right place at the right time (which I was) or because I’m the luckiest person in the world (I am).  I pride  myself on out-working everyone, by not stopping until I’ve grabbed every last bit of material.