Do you know who Jessica Cox is? She is the first licensed armless pilot in the world. Also, she is the first armless black-belt. Jessica Cox physical challenge is that she was born without any arms. However, she did not sit still because of her defect. She has accomplished many things in her life. That is why she is an inspiration for many people today. Her age is thirty-eight. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in psychology. From the age of fourteen, she stopped using prosthetic arms. She started to use her feet to do things like driving an unmodified car, to type in a keyboard, pump gas, and remove contact lens and more.
Then she learnt to fly a single-engine aeroplane and earned her license in 2008. Jessica Cox pilot has set the Guinness world record for doing this because she is the only woman in the world who can fly an aeroplane with her feet. Now she is a motivational speaker and a keynote speaker. She has shared her motivational speeches in twenty countries. Jessica Cox success story inspired a documentary titled Right Footed. In 2015 she wrote a self-help book Disarm Your Limits to inspire people to endure the challenges in life.
Have a look at Jessica Cox quotes here.
1. “I’m replacing what other pilots would be doing with their hands and substituting that by doing it with my feet.”Jessica Cox
2. “I had numerous flight instructors and contributors to my training to figure this out, so, it was a three-year process to figure out through trial and error what would work.”Jessica Cox
3. “Handicaps are mindsets, whatever it is that stands in the way of achieving something, that’s when it’s a handicap. I prefer them as obstacles or challenges. This is how I’ve been my whole life, I don’t know any different. I just live my life through my feet.”Jessica Cox
4. “The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.”Jessica Cox
5. “It’s only human to have low moments in life because if you don’t, then you won’t feel the high, exciting times.”Jessica Cox
6. “My message is that disabilities are not limited to physical. They shouldn’t stand in the way of success, there’s no handicap to success.”Jessica Cox
7. “Accepting myself is an ongoing journey. It’s difficult to keep your spirits up all the time but I rely on my faith to carry me through the rough times.Jessica Cox
8. “This is just to show that there’s always more than one way to accomplish a task.”Jessica Cox
9. “I may not have arms but that does not determine who I am or who I can become,”Jessica Cox
10. Prosthetics just felt very foreign to me: You wear them on your shoulders, strap them to your chest, and they’re heavy and uncomfortable. If someone gave you a hug, you’d miss that touch. They were more like a cage for me.Jessica Cox