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Dec 8, 2020

Embrace The Dash by Rod Cate

In this episode, we learn the story of Rod versus the waterslide. Because of holiday scheduling, this week we had no guest for Rocket Motivation, and so I took the opportunity to talk about my experience of riding a waterslide – one that has a trap door you stand on that opens, allowing a free fall down a tube. I’ve always been an adrenaline junky, even with my profound physical disability. The waterslide story is a metaphor for my life in that it addresses (1) overcoming obstacles and adversity, specifically climbing six flights of stairs to reach the top; (2) not allowing embarrassment or being worried about what others think to stop you from doing something you want to do; and (3) how quickly life goes.

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Key Takeaways:

- Life is a participation sport. Don’t sit it out.

- Do not worry about what you look like to others when you are doing what you want to do on your life’s journey.

- Don’t let obstacles/adversity stop you from reaching your goals.

- Life goes by fast. Challenge yourself to do the sometimes not so easy things to get the most out of it.


Learn more about & contact Rod Cate:
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More about Get Back Up:

On August 14, 1981, Rod broke his neck while making a tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. In a split second, he went from athlete to quadriplegic. Get Back Up is the story of Rod's life journey and provides a detailed account of what it’s like to be handicapped, how to overcome it and how to thrive. The book gives you a look into trying legal cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. The book’s purpose is to hopefully motivate you to not allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin your quest for a great life. If your life is perfect and you have never suffered a tragedy, this book may not be for you. For the rest of us who have hit a bump or two on the road of life and are still trying to make it happen, this is your book.