Despite being born with no arms or legs, Brett Eastburn has managed to live a fulfilling life, inspiring those around him to live fulfilling lives themselves.
As a motivational speaker, comedian, and, most recently, Twitch streamer, he seeks to spread the wisdom that has brought him to where he is today: “You’re handicapped if you choose to be… It’s only over when you say, ‘I can’t.’”
What Was Brett Eastburn’s Childhood Like?
While Brett believes that regardless of parental support, his inherent tenacity would have eventually brought him somewhere close to where he is today, he does not undervalue his mother and fathers’ love in shaping him into a positive human being.
He also cites the treatment he received from his community as something that made him feel as normal as anyone else.
“I grew up in a small farming community,” he said. “When I hit the road, I’m this amazing limbless guy. In my hometown, however, I’m just Brett.
Brett Eastburn Becomes a Comedian
After high school, Brett began motivational speaking. While motivational speaking is the avenue by which he became comfortable performing in front of large audiences, he quickly realized that it was not the easiest way to spread his positive message.
In an effort to appeal to more people, he took up stand-up comedy, an artform that he still practices to this day.
His knack for comedy has taken him all over the world, including Japan, Panama, Canada, Switzerland, and Mexico. He even authored the self-help book I’m Not Missing Anything in 2011, in which he provides “problem-solving tools to assist you in attaining a successful and fulfilled life.”
What Makes Brett Eastburn an Everyday Hero?
Brett Eastburn is not a hero simply because he has overcome the obstacles that life has thrown at him; he is a hero because he uses his experiences to motivate others.
While he would no doubt still be considered inspirational if were to live only for himself, it is his desire to motivate that makes him a hero.
“My message is that you’re only handicapped if you choose to be. You can accomplish whatever major goal you want… As long as you don’t stop trying, anything is possible,” Brett said.
What Are Brett Eastburn’s Goals?
While Brett’s primary goal of getting his message out to as many people as possible is somewhat abstract, he has a smaller but more concrete goal of appearing on America’s Got Talent.
While being featured on America’s Got Talent is something Brett dreams of, it is ultimately just a vehicle by which he can push forward his greater aspiration, which is to simply spread his message.
To Brett, time is of the essence, as he, for the first time in his eyes, came face to face with his own mortality only a year ago, suffering a heart attack that he is thankfully fully recovered from. Like everything else in life, Brett chose to view the incident as a positive: It was a wake-up call that life is fleeting.
Brett Eastburn on Heroism
To some, Brett’s heroism lies in the mere fact that he is living a happy life despite his condition. However, to Brett, this is far from heroic: He lives like a normal person because he is a normal person. He believes that heroes are people who live in service to their fellow humans.
His career is not to garner pity, but to show that, no matter what afflictions one might face, they can attain a fulfilling life.
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