Grant Korgan and the Power of Attitude to Create Change

Grant Korgan has one of the most inspiring story’s that I’ve heard in a long time. He is a bit of and extreme renaissance man being a world-class kayaker, top notch snowmobiler, big face climber and to top it all off a nano-technologist to pay the bills. Unfortunately, this all changed when he was snowmobiling two years back when he ruptured a vertebra in his lower back leaving him with a prognosis of never walking again. Multiple doctors told him that he should get used to the idea of being in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. But Grant and his wife know that wasn’t an option. After wife Shawna quitting her job to spend months by Grants side through seven hours a day of therapy Grant can now walk on his own two feet. He now has his sights set on a 120% recovery.
He also has plans to trek to the South Pole this January. Although he will use a sit and ski to assist him most of the way, if all goes as planned he will walk on his own two feet for the final push to the south pole. This is all after being told that he would never walk again and that life in a wheel chair wouldn’t be that bad. Instead Grant Korgan is working to make his life even better than before.
I usually write about things that are more strait forward creativity but Grant’s story tells us something important about the human character. His attitude has always been “can do” something that probably made it possible for him to do all the things he’s done.
If you are a to be a creative person you must have burning perseverance and optimism. Creative people have a deep seeded belief that all problems can be solved. No challenge is too big to overcome and Grant couldn’t be better proof of just that.


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