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Manami Ito playing violin with her prosthetic arm will make your day

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Manami Ito playing violin with her prosthetic arm will make your day

How can someone say “I can’t do it” after watching this video?

Many people blame the “bad luck” for not being successful at something. According to INC, here are some of the most common reasons for failure:

The timing of wasn’t correct, our suppliers failed to keep up with the demand, our bank pulled the plug on the business, our competitors undercut us, the customer didn’t understand our offering, the demand for the product just dried up, product quality issues, wrong location, wrong business model, bad luck.

Interestingly no use of words I, Me or We.

It doesn’t have to be financial success. It can be about anything: girlfriend, boyfriend, sport, family… you name it.

They all consist You, Me and We. And where you search for the error.

After watching this amazing woman, I can’t say someone else is to blame for our failure.

Manami Ito – Paralympic swimmer playing violin with her prosthetic arm

“Swim happily without forgetting the original intention.”

She lost her right arm in a traffic accident in November 2004 when she was studying to become a nurse, which forced her to abandon her career. However, when she went to a facility to get her artificial arm, she was amazed by people with a disability playing basketball. Since then, she began swimming and returned to study again to become a nurse.

Manami Ito is a nurse, a violinist, and a Paralympian swimmer. She came in 4th in the 100m Breaststroke at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and 8th at the 2012 London Paralympics. She is also the first nurse to have a prosthetic arm in Japan, and shares her violin performances around the country.

In the popular Facebook video bellow, she plays Thread by Miyuki Nakajima. Kazushige Masuda captured her performance on September 2, 2018 at the Takarazuka City General Welfare Center in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

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