Scott Rigsby is the first double-amputee to complete the Kona Ironman triathlon in Hawaii. Yes, that’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a full 26.2 mile marathon…all on prosthetic limbs. His story is remarkable. Utterly incredible. He’s also battled depression, prescription drug addiction, and unthinkable obstacles to achieve his dream.
After suffering a horrible car accident when he was eighteen years old and losing one leg, for the next ten years, Scott underwent 25 operations to try to save his remaining leg. When his doctor finally asked him, “Do you want to get on with your life or do you want to be a patient the rest of your life?” Scott decided to lose his other leg and gain his freedom.
Today, Scott brings his message to churches, schools and corporations across America. He also works with wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. His message is simple and clear. Whatever your unique purpose or creative calling for life is, Scott’s message will encourage you to persevere and pursue your dream.
If you want to Do the Unthinkable, you need to remember…
- Have a Vision and Pursue a Dream: We all have lots of ideas, but if we want to dream big, we need to have a very clear vision and the strength to pursue it.
- Choose Faith over Fear: Faith is not the absence of fear. It’s the antidote to fear. Every great vision and dream involves fear, which is why we need faith in God.
- Expect Hardship: Why do we always need to be reminded that the truly good things in life are difficult? Who fed us the lie that great things are easy? Expect hardship.
- Cross Your Finish Line: Every dream requires strength, perseverance, hard work and persistence. Exactly what we need to achieve the dreams God has put in our heart.
I hope you have an unthinkable day, in the very best sense of the word! Click here to purchase Scott’s amazing book Unthinkable on Amazon. Grove Films has also produced five short films for groups & churches with Scott’s Unthinkable message. Clicks the links below if you’d like to view them.
Scott Rigsby: Doing the Unthinkable
Scott Rigsby: Forgiveness
Scott Rigsby: Changing the World
Scott Rigsby: Being Honest with God
Scott Rigsby: Fighting Depression
The Complete Scott Rigsby Collection (6 short films)