Zach Anner, an Austin based stand-up comedian, is one of the best examples of how to accomplish your goals and dreams in life by overcoming hindrances and disabilities. He has grown bigger and greater in front of difficulties and has created a meaningful and purposeful life for himself. Above all, he is giving hope to thousands of people battling with different forms of disability.
Zach Anner was born on November 17, 1984 in Buffalo, New York with a rare congenital disorder called cerebral palsy for which he is supposed to be on wheelchair for his whole life. Despite the horrible reality, he never stopped dreaming for living a normal life and pursuing his dream. His international fame rose from the winning Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star. He hosts a travel show named “Rollin’ With Zach” where he travels in his wheel chair across the world. While it is quite challenging to travel short distance for a person like him, he never hesitates to take challenge of covering long distances.
Apart from traveling, he loves blogging and is equally active on Twitter. He share his life experiences on his blog therealzachanner.
Anner has been supported by famous personalities like John Mayer, Perez Hilton, David Hasselhoff, Harry Knowles and has been featured in Time, New York Magazine, ABC News, Fox News, Entertainment Weekly, and G4TV.
Info Source: wikipedia.org
Lessons from him:
Difficulty has its own significance. It teaches us to strengthen our mind and initiate to move forward fearlessly. Ironically, most of people consider it to be barrier on the way of accomplishment and keep complaining about it. For Zach Anner, life itself is a challenge but instead of giving up, he has kept his hopes alive and achieving his dream through sheer dedication and persistence.
“The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.”~Samuel Smiles