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These People Are That Proved Nothing Is Impossible in the World

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We all know Ludwig van Beethoven, Albert Einstein, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra from our infancy. However, few people are aware of the difficulties that these individuals faced. They only succeeded due to their unwavering determination.

Continue to reading, This article features persons who demonstrated to the world that those who believe in themselves can achieve anything.

Randy Gardner


In 1964, a 17-year-old high school student named Randy Gardner. Beat the world record for sleep deprivation by staying awake for 264 hours or 11 days without using any stimulants, after four days he had the delusion that, he was a famous American football player winning the rose bowl. He also mistook a street sign for the person on the 11th day he was asked to subtract 7 repeatedly starting from 100. He stopped when he got to 65 and said he, had forgotten what he was doing, yet later that day Gardner held a press conference in which he spoke without slurring his words and appeared to be in excellent health.

After his marathon, Gardner slept for nearly 15 hours and returned to a normal sleeping pattern within days. He broke a record in the process, but the teenage stunt has come back to haunt him at 74 he offers wisdom about staying up past your bedtime.

According to Gardner, about 10 years ago I stopped sleeping, I could not sleep that's why I kept calling this karmic payback for you know my body going okay, 11 days without sleep when you know damn well you need sleep. yeah, let's try this out for size, I was awful to be around everything upset me it was like a continuation of what I did 50 years ago. This proves that getting sleep is important even if you are fully functional after a night of sleeplessness.

Stephen Wiltshire


Born in London in 1974, Stephen Wiltshire was diagnosed with autism at age three. As a child he had no speech attempts at communication were only sounds and murmurs. Today the Stephen Wiltshire gallery in the royal opera arcade in London is a permanent exhibit of his wonderful drawings. Steven's impact has been so pervasive that in 2006, Queen Elizabeth ii named him a member of the order of the British Empire in recognition of his contribution to services in the art world, beyond the specifies of his craft Wiltshire is able to draw an entire landscape from memory.

After only seeing it for a handful of seconds Wiltshire got his first commission at age eight and has been on a meteoric trajectory ever since then Wiltshire's work has been the subject of many tv documentaries, renowned neurologist Oliver Sachs wrote about him in a chapter or prodigies in his book an anthropologist on mars. In 1989 Wiltshire appeared on the cover of your magazine with actor Dustin Hoffman, who would portray autistic savant Raymond Babbitt in the 1988 Oscar-Winning film rain man which Wiltshire considers to be one of his favorite movies, Wiltshire continues his art practice to this day recently he has been hired by a number of municipalities in Singapore to document their cities.

Jason Padgett


If you think math and science are difficult subjects, try doing arithmetic after a serious brain injury. Math theorist Jason Padgett suffered a brutal attack and not only lived to tell the tale. But he also become a genius early in life Pagett was an extremely superficial person.

"I Was Very Shallow" he laughs, life rotated around girls partying drinking waking up with a hangover, and then going out and chasing girls and going out to bars again in 2002. Two men attacked him as he was leaving a Karaoke bar. They brutally beat Paget leaving him behind unconscious with a severe concussion. When he awoke the next day he was seeing lines and shapes around and inside of everyday objects. He almost immediately began drawing detailed mathematical diagrams, but this wasn't without a price after the attack and subsequent brain injury he developed severe post-traumatic stress disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression, through all of this he also struggled with agoraphobia, which was strong enough to force him into hiding for over three years.

After seeing a therapist Padgett got his mental illness under control and began making thousands of intricate drawings all of which use extremely complicated mathematical principles his drawings are now worth thousands of dollars.

Concetta Antico


It's a cliched abstract thought do we see the same colors as everyone else, for one Australian-born artist named Concetta Antico. The question is not hypothetical Antico who lives in San Diego California, has more receptors in her eyes to absorb colorful light enabling her to see and paint the world around her in a different way to most people.

The average person can see approximately 1 million colors, whereas tetrachromats have an extra cone class in their eyes for the color vision that dramatically increases their range up to a potential 99 million called tetrachromacy tetra meaning four and chroma meaning color she has a fourth cone or receptor in her eyes. She has been studied extensively by Dr. Kimberly Jameson. A scientist at the University of Irvine in California ever since, Dr. Jameson calls Concetta the perfect storm for this rare condition. She says the mutation that I like to call a gift is believed to be present in only two to three percent of the world's population. My color vision provides me the ability to see very subtle color variations, color differentiations that would not be able seen with normal vision, it makes my natural visual world so beautiful and brings unbelievable color options to my eyes, allowing me to paint what I see so that others can see it.

Stephen Hawking


Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous examples of resilience in the face of adversity. He was even memorialized in the wildly popular 2014 film theory of everything. At age 21 while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in ALS. He was not expected to live for more than two years completing his doctorate did not appear likely, yet Hawking defied the odds not only attaining his Ph.D. but, also forging new roads into the understanding of the Universe in the decades.

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Since the disease spread Hawking became less mobile and began using a wheelchair. Talking grew more challenging and in 1985 an emergency tracheotomy caused his total loss of speech. A speech-generating device constructed at Cambridge, combined with a software program served as his electronic voice allowing Hawking to select his words by moving the muscles in his cheek.

In 1988 Hawking catapulted to international prominence with the publication of a brief history of time. The short informative book became an account of cosmology for the masses and offered an overview of space and time. The existence of god in the future, the work was an instant success spending more than four years atop the London Sunday Times bestseller list. Since its publication, it has sold millions of copies worldwide and been translated into more than 40 languages.

Reinold Messner


Summiting Mount Everest is considered one of the greatest forms of human achievement. However, these days the climb has been extremely commercialized, and wealthy patrons can pay for local sherpas to carry their things and provide them with supplemental oxygen all the way to the top of the mountain. But, this was not the case for famed Italian alpinist Reinold Messner.

In 1978, he and Austrian Peter Hagler were the first to climb mount, Everest. The highest mountain in the world, without the use of contained oxygen for breathing, and two years later he completed the first solo ascent of Everest, also, without supplemental oxygen he was also the first person to climb all 14 of the world's mountains that exceed an elevation of 26,250 feet. According to Messner, I was in continual agony. I have never in my whole life been so tired as on the summit of Everest that day. I just sat and they're oblivious to everything I knew I was physically at the end of my tether. But, regardless Messner continued and became one of the most respected climbers in history as a result.

Jessica Cox


Jessica Cox was born on February 2nd, 1983. The first time her parents saw her they were in shock. Jessica had no arms, doctors could not explain why she was born that way all previous pregnancy tests showed nothing irregular however, neither the parents nor the doctors could do anything. Nevertheless, Jessica's parents never wanted to exclude her from regular activities, they wanted her to feel like a normal child.

Jessica Cox went to a regular school, not a special needs school she would do everything that all the other kids did in their childhood. Often alone she would imagine herself as a superhero, using her power of flight to take people up above the clouds one at a time. Soon this dream became a reality and cox became a licensed pilot. Being the first Armless person to become a certified pilot in aviation history, and get a black belt from the 'American Taekwondo association' Cox has earned herself Two Guinness world records.

Josh Sundquist


Josh Sundquist is a best-selling author motivational speaker and paralympic Ski-racer. He has spoken across the world to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner-city public schools to the white house. Josh's journey began at age nine. When he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a 50 chance to live, he spent a year on chemotherapy treatments, and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh of the disease at age 13, and he took up Ski-racing three years later. He trained for the next six years and in 2006. He was named to the Us paralympic Ski team for the 2006 Paralympics in Torino Italy.

A multi-season athlete Josh is the only person in history to ever have been named to both the U.S Paralympic Ski team, and the U.S amputee soccer team. Since then his first book just doesn't fall has become a bestseller. And he speaks at events all over the world.

Herbert Nitsch


Freediver Herbert Nitsch is one of the most important figures in diving. The deepest man in the world has kept and holds many world records in freediving. The practice of freediving involves diving as deep as possible without an oxygen tank, meaning that you are totally dependent on your own lungs for survival. Despite having only recently learned of free diving he broke the world record after diving 702 feet below the surface in 2007. And he has been a hero of the freediving community ever since tragically nitch almost lost his life in 2012.

While attempting to break the world record for freediving. He explains that the recovery was extremely hard on his mental health. It was not an easy road during the course of rehabilitation I went into the depression, wondering if I would ever get back to normal life again to the point of contemplating jumping out of the window to end. The mental chaos and physical limitations I endured. Fortunately, I realized that the second floor of the Rehab center would not do the trick. So I gave up rather quickly on that idea despite the slow progress and initial depression I kept my motivation alive and made the decision to do anything to bring my life back to what it used to be.

Walt Disney


This may come as a surprise considering Walt Disney is debatably the most famous animator of all time. But the same man who created such cartoons as Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck, and built Disneyland, Did not always have an easy life while working as a newspaper cartoonist, Disney was fired for having a lack of imagination. Of course, the editors at this publication were kicking themselves as Disney Skyrocketed to success in the following decorates.

Evangelos Katsioulis


Evangelos Katsioulis is a Greek psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded the World Intelligence Network, an organization for exceptionally bright people. On an IQ test, the average score is 100, with the majority of persons scoring between 85 and 114. Evangelos received a score of 198.

Evangelos believes in the power of the human mind, and he hopes that by appreciating people's potentials, he can help to facilitate mental expressions, stimulate creativity, increase productivity, and maximize educational outcomes.

Have you learned any surprising things from this list? Which of these people pushed the limits of the human brain and body to the greatest extent? Share your opinion in the comments!

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