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🎧EP37: Overcoming Adversity with Faith & Discipline w/ Bella Picard


“Your feet will never head in a direction your mind was not already heading.” – Bella Picard

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Bella Picard was born to be an athlete. After a standout high school softball career (at one point holding a batting average of .902!), she received a full scholarship to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. After a successful freshman year, Bella was poised to break out as one of the nation’s best during her sophomore campaign.

While sliding into second base on a broken play, Bella suffered an injury to her C5 that left her paralyzed on the right side of her body.

This conversation is the story of her journey- from the injury, to lying in a hospital bed, to her deep discovery of faith and discipline from an accident that took away her identity as an athlete, to the work she’s doing now to inspire others to maximize the time they have left in this world.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The story from 2015 on- from Bella’s injury to a series of “revelation” moments in the hospital that shaped her perpsectives.
  • How facing adversity in the form of a life-changing injury led to a deeper level of faith and discipline
  • Bella’s definition of discipline, and how one’s destiny is shaped by a series of decisions
  • How, 2 years after the injury took place, Bella Picard is working to inspire others to take action

Want to connect with Bella? Here’s how:

Bella Picard on Facebook

Bella Picard on Twitter

Bella Picard on Instagram


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