Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

In this scene from Lost, John is told that he cannot go on the African safari trip that he’s been planning to go on because he is in a wheelchair. John insists that he is still capable of going on the trip, but is rejected. It’s common for people to feel held back from their dreams due to physical or mental barriers. Sometimes people simply just don’t feel “good enough”. Other times they are told that they’ll never be able to accomplish their goal and discouraged by others around them. Unfortunately this often causes people to give up early on their dreams or not even try at all. This clip aims to help people to realize that they are always capable of doing much more than they initially think.

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How Bad Do You Want it


This video depicts the hard work one must go through to be successful. Using an analogy of a old man and young boy out in the water, the speaker explains that if you truly want to succeed, you need to want it more than you want air. Whatever you do, it must be a key piece of your life; it must be a part of you. It will take sacrifice, dedication, and passion.


  • What do you have this kind of passion for in your life?
  • How important is passion in your life? Do you focus more on “resume builders” or things you are truly passionate about?
  • Does seeing other people’s passions inspire and motivate us? How does this translate to leadership? If others see how passionate you are about positive values, (acceptance, positivity, love etc) will it influence them?