A 24-year-old Texas woman named Lizzie suffers from a rare disease called Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome. This prevents her from gaining weight and she is blind in her right eye. One day she found a YouTube video of herself entitled "World's Ugliest Woman." Millions of people had watched it.
Imagine yourself in her shoes. What would you do? Here’s what she did. She turned ugly into beautiful by channeling that hatred into motivation and became a public speaker! She tells people how to kill negativity with ambition, how to redefine yourself on your own terms. She does Ted talks. She’s famous!
What an inspiration for the rest of us. Here’s someone who could have just rolled over and slunk into a dark corner for the rest of her life. Only two other people on the planet have her condition! We don’t know what they are doing but we do know what Lizzie is doing, inspiring others! What about us?
We all have to work with the cards we are dealt. Some of us are beautiful, some of us are ugly. We are smart, dumb, athletic, uncoordinated, etc. So what? Lizzie teaches us that what matters more than what you get is who you are, proven by how you play your hand.