John O’Leary’s Heroic Story of Surviving Third Degree Burns, Losing His Fingers & Choosing to Live in Awe 


How can you stop making excuses and choose to move forward? John O’Leary, bestselling author, world renowned speaker, and podcaster uses his story of surviving a traumatic fire to inspire others to get out of their own way and make the most of their life. He shares a morning routine you can practice to find gratitude, the 5 senses to reawaken your childlike awe, and the ways you can free yourself from your own limitations.

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1. Anybody can become a hero – but they have to make their life about something bigger than themselves.
2. Life is gonna be hard as long as you’re in the game. But there’s another way to see it all. You get to choose your path forward.
3. There’s nothing you can’t do if you decide to put your left foot in front of your right, and stop making excuses.
4. Life is a fragile gift. Don’t miss the sunrise.
5. The first way to belong is to look in the mirror and realize that you matter. You’re enough.
6. Leave your phone inside and go outside.
7. The challenges you face don’t have to define your life. They can be a redefining moment, the inflection point to remind you that your best days are in front of you.
8. Recognize you have changed through this experience and remain changed after. Remain better, more faithful, honest and humble because of what we went through together.


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