No one has ever accused me of being a reasonable person. Instead, I pursued international competition, rather successfully, if I do say so myself.
What I learned was to turn strengths into weaknesses. As you can see here, my throwing technique is not the best. I start in a standard grip.
Because my knees are very bad - better now, since I had one replaced, but prior to that I had one ligament and no cartilage in the right knee - none, not even the stuff that is supposed to cover the end of your bones - and was missing one ligament and some of my cartilage in the other knee - I can only bend a very little, as you can see.
The opponent just sort of ungracefully rolls off of me and lands on her side. Not very hard and not completely on her back.
- that success often comes from doing what no one else is doing,
- hard work has an almost infinite capacity to make up for what you're missing in other areas, even missing body parts,
- it's perfectly fine to pursue goals that are completely unreasonable.