There are motivational speakers, and then, there are truly gifted voices who inspire deeply, know how to rise above multiple setbacks and reevaluate, reinvent and reignite their life. This is who Scott Burrows is, and whether one is concerned about the personal, business, education or any other matter, he brings poignancy to the masses.
There isn’t a person on the planet who has not felt at least once that the world was against them or that they couldn’t scale the mountain of success. Scott Burrows would say that one can turn the impossible into the possible by following his timeless principles of Vision-Mindset-Grit.
His background is an incredible one that centers around real-life experience. Scott Burrows grew up as an active, sports-minded teen. He played college football at Florida State University and performed as a top-ranked Black-Belt kickboxing champion. Then, one evening, his life took a devastating turn and would change forever.
Burrows was a passenger in a single-car crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He was now a quadriplegic, but his story was far from over.
Today, Burrows teaches men and women how to conquer the challenges life throws to each individual, to adopt a strong belief system and keep rolling with the punches. As a motivational speaker, he has delivered powerful messages to people around the world, and most recently, spoke to victims of the Florida Panhandle’s 2018 Hurricane Michael disaster.
Here are some of his pearls of wisdom about overcoming the impossible:
“Don’t ever let your competition or someone else’s beliefs paralyze you from achieving those things you believe in your mind that you might just be able to achieve.”
“When it comes to vision, be willing to see complete success in your mind’s eye first.”
“It sure is easier to tone down a wild idea then it is to tone up a boring one…. We need to be dreaming in technicolor in all areas of our lives, and you need to continue doing it until your vision becomes your reality.”
“Life is what you make of it, and it’s a mindset…..It’s your own philosophy of life, how you respond.”
“You can choose to be bitter (in adversity) or you can choose to be better, focusing on those things that you can control in your life and in your work out there in your communities. Controlling the “controllables” in life is a mindset that can create clarity, and that clarity can keep your vision really clear and always in the forefront of your thinking.”
Scott Burrows speaks to some 200,000 people a year, and they all rise in applause when he gets up from his wheelchair and stands before them.