Guy Teaches Himself How To Do A Backflip After Being Told It Was Impossible


Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:12 p.m. ET

Chances are that at one point or another you decided you wanted to learn a new skill. Then you quickly realized it was hard, and gave up forever. No judgement. It happens to all of us. This probably goes without saying, but that's not how you are going to learn how to do anything. 

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Take Justin Kroehler, for example. He's a member of the Youtube channel called Bucket List Boys. A group they describe as, "Just 3 friends that want to live life to the fullest and help others do the same along the way!" In one of their most recent videos, Kroehler decided he wanted to learn how to do a backflip. He was told that he was too tall and he wouldn't be able to, but to give up would not be living life to the fullest. 

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He starts his journey at 2:36 PM with some awkward reverse somersaults. He then jumps head first into landing on his head. From there, he grabs a mattress because, safety first. With the help of the mattress and some liquid courage he nearly has it. 

His last step, though, was to remove the mattress. He thought the knowledge that he was going to be safe if he failed was the one thing holding him back. Turns out, he was right. I don't want to say the lesson here is to ignore safety. Maybe it is just about knowing when to take off the training wheels. 

The even bigger lesson, though, is one about perseverance. Kroehler was told he would never be able to do something, so he spent a whole day trying to prove people wrong, and that dedication ultimately paid off for him.

People who have watched the video are already saying that they feel inspired. 

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This is what determination looks like keep it up and remember your mind is the only thing that is stopping you from what you want to do. Have a good rest of your day:)
I am a gymnastics coach at a gym in North Carolina. I must say that most tumbling skills are a mind game even for expierenced gymnasts. Well done for teaching yourself this skill.
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Wow... I've found a great lesson here
The thing that matters is you never give up .You will reach your destination one day no matter what!!

So go on out there and fall on your face a few times. It's the only way to learn how to land on your feet. 


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