Empowering audiences to take control of their lives in the face of adversity
Experiencing a sudden loss of 98% of one's eyesight overnight is an unimaginable reality for most individuals, but for Ben Pettingill, this became a stark truth at the age of 16. Unpredictably, he confronted extreme adversity due to a rare genetic syndrome that took everyone by surprise. The abrupt transition was monumental, presenting challenges of various shapes and sizes.
For Ben, the journey involved not only building resilience but also discovering a new perspective and understanding the crucial role of a strong support network. Navigating from initial denial of the situation to embracing and taking ownership of his new reality became essential. This transformation empowered him to choose a focus on possibilities and opportunities rather than dwelling on loss and difficulty.
Ben actively shares his incredibly powerful messages with audiences across the country. Beyond his motivational speaking, he can also be described as an adrenaline junkie, engaging in waterski racing, obstacle course races, and motorcycle riding. Serving as a living example, Ben emphasizes that the most significant limit in life is often one's own mindset and choices.