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Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

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A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  

Kyle Maynard is an all around athlete: from climbing mountains, competing in Mixed Martial Arts, wrestling; even owning and teaching "Cross Fit" classes in his spare time. There's not much he hasn't done. He also happens to be born with a condition known as Congenital Amputation, meaning Maynard completed all of these feats with no limbs.
  
"All of those incidences, even climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, it all started with a tremendous amount of failure," Maynard said.
 
That's the message Maynard hopes to instill in the minds of students in Nevada, Missouri, and across the United States. He promotes the message of "No Excuses," and hopes kids walk away knowing anything worth completing in life will never come easy.  

"I think that failure is a part of the process and getting the kids to understand that you don't ever do anything that is great until you do take those risks," Maynard said.

And with 20 years of motivational speaking under his belt; students here in Nevada will tell you that he still knows how to light a fire under young minds, even when things seem impossible.

"If he can deal with everything that he's gone through in his life we really have no excuse just like he said," said Nevada High School student Hannah Householder.

"No excuses, he's had everything against him and so why should I be like why shouldn't I do this?, said Nevada High School student Nicholas Geeding. 

Maynard says the secret to success is priorities, and learning to be honest about how badly you want something.
  
"Say somebody sets a goal to go to the gym, and they say I don't have enough time, for that, than what they are say is basically, that they are prioritizing other things that they love more than going to the gym, which is perfectly fine, just acknowledge that the gym isn't your priority," Maynard said.
 
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