We’ve all had things we’ve wanted to become or wanted to achieve, but we’ve given up. We made excuses that life got in the way, and let’s face it: It’s the easy thing to do and that’s why we do it. We don’t want to work hard enough, we don’t want to struggle and the reality is we don’t want it bad enough. That’s why a lot of us don’t reach our dreams or goals. A positive attitude and being aware that you have a lot more control over your future than you think is important. We can’t always control what happens in our lived, but we can control how we handle it and how we move forward.
Just ask Jeff and Paul Wassenaar, two men who have seen each other go through things that would break most people. Two men who could have had every reason to give up and make excuses, but they chose not to.
Jeff Wassenaar is paralyzed from the wait down. His son, Paul, was one of the best BMX racers in the world. Just as his career was about to explode, Paul was diagnosed with cancer at 19.