Today we’re learning more about courage with Noah Galloway, a former U.S. Army soldier, motivational speaker, and author of Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier.
Growing up, Noah’s father worked construction with only one hand. It was a powerful inspiration that ended up affecting him more than he ever expected.
During the Iraq War, Noah lost his left arm and leg.
“Someone is going to read Living With No Excuses and see that they are not alone. Whatever they are going through, they can get through it, get some help, and see there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”
He struggled with depression and denial for a few years before embracing physical activity again. He started running marathons and, in 2014, he was named the Ultimate Men’s Health Guy.
He spoke on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Today Show, and came in 3rd place on Dancing With The Stars.
Noah’s run on Dancing With The Stars highlights the power of mindset. You have the ability to overcome any obstacle that is presented to you.
“I was glazing over the depression part. I felt like it was unrealistic to people to lose two limbs, have all those things happen to you, and then make it on the cover of the world’s largest men’s magazine and go on Dancing With The Stars. Not having that piece of the puzzle didn’t make sense with me and I wanted to share that.”
War is full of obstacles, but writing Living With No Excuses was an obstacle too. Sharing your most difficult experiences and making yourself vulnerable requires incredible courage, but it is so important.
In Living With No Excuses, Noah emphasizes that struggle is universal. No experience “earns you the right” to be depressed. Depression can happen to anyone.
“Depression is real and can strike anyone. You can be the most powerful person on the planet but depression can still affect you.”
Don’t be a podcast junkie…
- Connect with Noah: Facebook | Twitter
- Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier by Noah Galloway
- Watch Noah dance on Dancing With The Stars
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