“I have always had this certain drive and push in me. And I have always done things to the limit. When I found out that I could have a future in snowboarding, I just took that and ran with it. I feel like the focus and the energy and the love were things that just allowed me to become that good at it. And that is how I approached my recovery, too.” – Kevin Pearce
Kevin Pearce has an insane story, and if you don’t know much about it I would encourage you to do some research or check out the well-made documentary “The Crash Reel” to learn more about it. To give you a brief synopsis, he suffered a horrible head injury while training on a half-pipe in 2009 and has been dealing with the aftermath ever since. Though even after nearly losing his life, he has never lost the drive to pursue his passion of snowboarding. As he says here, that same drive is what pushes him to remain determined in the midst of his recovery. When we find ourselves caught in the middle of something miserable, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by that misery and succumb to its grief. However, if we push ourselves to grow and get better, we can make it through most things. Kevin didn’t let his brain injury stop him from doing what he loves. Whatever hurdle you may come across, you can find that same persistence within yourself.