My husband recently broke his leg playing basketball. He was going up for a lay up, and some rough guy fouled him while he was in the air. My husband fell on his leg, heard a crack, and then crawled off the court, bloody legs and all. He even drove himself home, and didn’t complain once. We wouldn’t have believed it was broken unless the xrays showed the crack through his fibula. He’s a runner… a 2-hour-and-58-minute-Boston-marathon-finisher. I know I’m biased, but I think he’s pretty bad ass.
What is most incredible, is that he hasn’t lost heart. He flew to his cousin’s wedding in Colorado Springs, and walked around the poorly handicap accessible grounds that you encounter while traveling. Then he flew to a conference that he had been looking forward to so much in the Bay Area on commission software. You gotta have heart if you are willing to fly to San Francisco for a conference on something as boring as commission software! wink wink… He loves it though. That’s what is so great. He pursues what he loves, without making ANY excuses for his broken leg.
You can’t go through life thinking you’ll never break your leg. And when it does, you can’t let it slow down your life. Don’t worry, I’m not going to try to draw some far-fetched metaphor between breaking your leg and breaking your products, services, or user experience. But please, if you break your leg — be that guy that doesn’t wine, complain, or argue. And still PURSUE WHAT YOU LOVE. Go to events, get yourself out there, and try to enjoy your time in the cast.