Don’t Tell Me You Can’t #WordlessWednesday

“Don’t Tell Me, You Can’t.” – Juan Jose Mendez Fernandez, Paralympic Cyclist

While walking down the gallery of a friend’s office, I saw this particular picture. I was really intrigued by it. Is it not true that we give so many excuses for not being able to do something. While here, Juan Jose Mendez Fernandez, a Spanish Paralympic Cyclist refuses to give up. He does not have parts of his left arm and leg. He simply believes that – “Don’t Limit Your Challenges, Challenge Your Limits”. This mantra of his has made him strong and he has earned many laurels in various races he has participated in.

Linking this post with Esha and Natasha’s #WordlessWednesday

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Shubhra Rastogi Written by:

Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.


  1. January 30, 2019

    This was a perfect Wordless Wednesday post as it well left me speechless. It literally needs no further explanation or anything. I am digging for words here to comment, LOL! BUT not saying I can’t , I can comment! HAHAHA!

    Ok, honestly my Mom and I were over at a friends yesterday and we were the ones who could do things, she is scooter bound while he is a quadriplegic he needed my Mom’s help transferring into bed- ok that may sound weird, anyway. As I stood close by in case my hand was needed I stood close by in the next room and caught a few glimpses of him getting into bed and how it was a MAJOR task. When we left I mentioned we shouldn’t take things for granted and all.
    Anyway, this post just brought the experience to mind!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 30, 2019

      Thanks for visiting Pamela. Yes, I guess we should not take things for granted and be thankful for what we have. Right! Hugs to your mum.

  2. January 30, 2019

    Great reminder for when we are feeling discouraged. It works for all kinds of challenges and I needed the encouragement today. Thx for sharing it!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 31, 2019

      U are most welcome Jeanine…

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 31, 2019

      Thanks, Mary!

  3. January 30, 2019

    I love love love this! Instead of limiting your challenges, challenge your limits. I read a great book about two years ago about a guy who did just that. He went from not being able to use his legs at all to walking again 25 years later. He actually completed so many achievements along the way. He swam the English Channel, competed in triathlons and ironman contests, including the toughest in the world, by using his wheelchair instead of running, and working a hand-operated bike on the cycling leg. He won a silver medal at the Paralympics in Beijing. But all of this was second best. He dreamed of walking again. Thanks to a revolutionary therapy by Ken Ware and his determination he achieved just that. The book is so inspiring and moving.
    “How far can you go?: My 25-year quest to walk again” by John Maclean

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 31, 2019

      Thanks, Jen, I shall read this book

  4. January 31, 2019

    WOW What an inspirational picture! I love his quote. Thanks for sharing

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 31, 2019

      You are welcome Martha

  5. January 31, 2019

    Wow, this is so inspiring and so very bang on.

    It is up to us how we chose to let life’ limitation pull us down, or walk the talk by bouncing back and doing what needs to be done. Saluting the courageous soul.

    Thanks so much, Shubhra, for this eye-opener of a post.

    Wonderful to have you link up with us on #WordlessWednesday

    Thank you

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