Chris Ruden, Overcoming Disabilities & Self-Imposed Limitations (#195)
Overcoming disabilities & self-imposed limitations have been crucial components to Chris Ruden‘s journey of unlocking his potential for growth and contribution. Chris was, in fact, born with a congenital birth defect, which left him with only two fingers on his left hand, and a shorter left arm. That’s something that greatly affected his self-worth at a young age. He felt that he was born a monster and he was made fun of a lot. That is a very difficult condition to handle for a young kid, and that’s why he ended up hiding his disability under a glove for 17 years. He tried to fake confidence and happiness to make up for the fact that he felt like he didn’t have a place in this world, and that made him feel even worse.
On top of that, 19 years into battling his physical situation, Chris was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That was a turning point in his life, as he decided that he would have stopped hiding. On the contrary, he would have stepped into his most authentic self. Chris now uses his bionic arm and autoimmune disease to empower and transform audiences with his perennial message “Limitations are Self-Imposed”.
From Feeling Unworthy to Public Speaker
Chris has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and health promotion as well as a long list of certifications and specializations, which help him in his mission of being an advocate for fitness, managing diabetes, and the power of a positive mindset in overcoming any limitation.
From the moment Chris started to embrace his disabilities, everything changed. He became an elite Powerlifter, entrepreneur, model, motivational speaker, and even joined NBC Titan Games Season 1 with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He now uses his struggle to inspire people to overcome any and all adversity they may face in their lives through molding mindsets into resilient fortresses of self-belief.
And now here’s Chris Ruden.
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Motivational Video From Chris Ruden About Overcoming Disabilities
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