35 Inspirational Amy Purdy Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Amy Purdy Quotes On Success

Amelia Michelle “Amy” Purdy is an American actress, model, para-snowboarder, motivational speaker, clothing designer and author. Purdy is a 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist, 2018 Paralympics silver medalist, and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports. Purdy was born in Las Vegas. At age 19, she contracted Neisseria meningitidis, a form of bacterial meningitis. The disease affected her circulatory system when the infection led to septic shock; both of her legs had to be amputated below the knee, she lost both kidneys, and her spleen had to be removed. Doctors gave Purdy a 2% chance of survival. Two years later, she received a kidney transplant from her father. She has gone on to co-found her own non-profit organization, Adaptive Action Sports, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA for individuals with physical disabilities who want to get involved in action sports (snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing) or art and music. In 2005, Purdy made her film debut in What’s Bugging Seth, a movie by Eli Steele. She was named one of ESPNW’s Impact 25 in 2014, and one of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 visionaries and influential leaders in 2016. May these Amy Purdy Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “If you want something bad enough and you work hard enough, anything’s possible.” Amy Purdy

2. “I lost the life that I knew, and I really had to rethink my future and think about my core values and the things that I love, and my passion, and that’s really what helped me move forward. Also, for me just being grateful for what I had in my life versus on focusing on what I was losing, that really helped as well.” Amy Purdy

3. “As humans, we need to reach out for support.” Amy Purdy

4. “For me, I just began, eventually, to embrace what I had. This is what I have to deal with and, not just deal with, but this is what I have to share, and how can I do that the best way.” Amy Purdy

5. “I’ve learned that borders are where the actual ends, but also where the imagination and the story begins.” Amy Purdy

6. “For me, a bad day is when I have nothing going on.” Amy Purdy

7. “I feel that losing both my legs was a blessing. It was meant to happen to me: I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to touch so many lives in such a positive way.” Amy Purdy

8. “I always felt really lucky that I only lost my legs, because it could’ve been so much worse.” Amy Purdy

9. “I always say snowboarding saved my life. It gave me a reason to focus on the future; it gave me something to be passionate about.” Amy Purdy

10. “If your life were a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go? That’s the question that changed my life forever.” Amy Purdy

11. “Every day that I am healthy, I want to use that day to its fullest now.” Amy Purdy

12. “All through high school, I was incredibly healthy. I loved the outdoors, and I loved snowboarding because of the freedom.” Amy Purdy

13. “I want to live a fulfilling life.” Amy Purdy

14. “As for how do I respond to those who want to throw stones, well, I don’t.” Amy Purdy

15. “Just because I’ve got two prosthetic legs, yeah, I had to adapt in ways, but I’ve also become a lot stronger. It doesn’t mean I’m at any disadvantage, really.” Amy Purdy

16. “You can’t even imagine the feeling you get when someone tells you that you are about to lose your legs.” Amy Purdy

17. “I love the smell of rain, and I love the sound of the ocean waves.” Amy Purdy

18. “You don’t always have to have the most amazing story. It’s learning to share the story you have that counts.” Amy Purdy

19. “We all have things that limit us and that challenge us. But really, our real limitations are the ones we believe.” Amy Purdy

20. “If we can see past preconceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.” Amy Purdy

21. “It’s when I compare myself to what other people are able to do that I run into trouble. It is a bummer. I just constantly try to put things into perspective.” Amy Purdy

22. “Yes, there are things that I can’t change, but the things I can, I’m going to do everything in my power to work very hard through them and come out stronger on the other side.” Amy Purdy

23. “I guess I’m always up for a challenge.” Amy Purdy

24. “I don’t want to see myself as this sad, disabled girl. I know that. I don’t want other people to see me as that, either.” Amy Purdy

25. “If you believe that you can’t do something, then you’re not going to do it. If you believe you can, and you’re willing to put in the effort and figure out a way to do it, then the majority of the time, you can.” Amy Purdy

26. “After I lost my legs, all I wanted to do was snowboard again. I remember spending an entire year on the computer, looking for ‘adaptive snowboarders’ or ‘snowboard legs’ or ‘adaptive snowboard schools’ or just something that I could connect to. I already knew how to snowboard – I just needed to find the right legs.” Amy Purdy

27. “We all have challenges. You can let them be obstacles or roadblocks, or you can use them.” Amy Purdy

28. “I’m not trying to be an inspiration, but I’m flattered to be considered one.” Amy Purdy

29. “I didn’t think about money or cars or anything like that.” Amy Purdy

30. “My motivation is not to try to inspire, but rather to do things that inspire me and hopefully that will spread to others.” Amy Purdy

31. Of course, there are benefits to having prosthetics. I can make myself as tall as I want. I can wear flip-flops in the snow if I wanted to. There’s benefits.” Amy Purdy

32. “I have two prosthetic legs. This is my life; what am I going to do with it? And it’s put me on this amazing journey. I can look back and be completely grateful and say I would never want to change anything.” Amy Purdy

33. “At the age of 19, the day after I graduated high school, I moved to a place where it snowed, and I became a massage therapist. With this job, all I needed were my hands and my massage table by my side and I could go anywhere. For the first time in my life, I felt free, independent, and completely in control of my life.” Amy Purdy

34. “In my dreams, whatever I am doing, I look down to see if I have prosthetics. It sets my time frame in my dream, I think. I’d have these dreams that I am running and launching myself, and I look down and see that I have prosthetics. I have a lot of those, where I do great, amazing things with my prosthetics.” Amy Purdy

35. “If somebody would’ve told me that I was going to lose my legs at the age of 19, I would’ve thought there’s absolutely no way I’d be able to handle that. But then it happened, and I realized that there’s so much more to live for, that my life isn’t about my legs.” Amy Purdy

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