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Lex Gillette: First Blind Paralympian to Win 5 Medals Releases New Book on Vision

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Lex Gillette developed blindness at the very young age of 8, however, that didn’t deter him from pursuing his dreams and moving on to lead a successful life. In his most recent book, ‘No Need For Sight When You Have A Vision: What Blindness Can Teach Us About Risk Leadership,’ he discusses how he overcame challenges without the aid of his eyesight; moving on to win five Paralympic medals, and eventually becoming a successful entrepreneur.

According to Black News, he attributes his success in business and athletics to his ability to perceive clearly in a way that is independent of sight.

The 38-year-old has brilliantly proved to the globe that having a vision that directs one’s thoughts and inspires unique ideas is vital to releasing one’s inner leader and achiever. In his book, he describes the steps he took to look beyond the world of reality, overcome hurdles, and exceed everyone’s expectations—including his own.

Whatever one’s current position is, Gillette’s book will show them how to embrace their unique journey, overcome pessimism, and create present and future plans with goals that only they can see.

Lex Gillette of Team USA is a well-known Paralympic track & field competitor. He specializes in the long jump and has four world titles, five Paralympic gold, and the current world record. He is the world’s only completely blind athlete to have cleared the 22-foot-long jump threshold.

Gillette is also a well-known motivational speaker who continuously encourages his audiences to look beyond their immediate circumstances.

Among the notable persons who have already commended Gillette’s book is Bob Goff, author of the New York Times bestseller Everybody, Always, and Dream Big.

“Lex is a good friend and wise guide. He has helped me see and access things about myself I never knew were there,” said Goff. He went on to say that the knowledge contained within the book’s pages would aid readers in discovering more about themselves. “By the time you finish this superbly written book, you’ll want to live a more modest, engaged, and hopeful life,” he said.

Commenting on Gillette’s book, President and Chief Executive Officer of WDHB Americas, Sunil Narang, said, “With his humility and simplicity, Lex has beautifully articulated the strength we all have… and in doing so, has imparted a great deal of knowledge on how to unleash one’s own inner potential and achieve even the most difficult life goals by maintaining a clear and focused vision.”

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