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lou serrano
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I just posted a new video on my blog recounting an incident that almost ended my life and the lesson I learned from that experience. So far the response has been mixed with some people focusing on what might be considered negative elements regarding the content, instead of focusing on the message I intended to share. Although the message has been obscured by the controversy, I still believe it's a message worth sharing.

In any case, sometimes you hit a home run, sometimes you strike out, but you'll never get on base unless you step up to the plate. I may not be perfect, but at least I'm stepping up to the plate.

You can check out the video by Clicking Here.

To your success!

Lou Serrano
Dennis Michael
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Fear... Try to breathe and you can't. Now that's fear.
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Dennis, I actually know the feeling. The common perception of someone drowning is a person wildly waving his arms and screaming for help. Actual drownings are very different. They are very quiet happenings. When you are in the process of drowning your body takes over and the only thing it can do is to do whatever it can to breathe. You cannot scream for help, because your body won't let you. At that point your body's only mission is to breathe. It's a very frightening experience.

Respectfully,

Lou Serrano

P.S. I realize my actions were irresponsible, but like I said, I'm not perfect.
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In any case, sometimes you hit a home run, sometimes you strike out, but you'll never get on base unless you step up to the plate.


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
I've heard that attributed to Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky.
Whoever - it was true.

Thanks for sharing, Lou.
Ed
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Great story Lou. Thanks for sharing. Well done.

It's amazing what we can do when we have no other choice.
The key to success is to simply take away the choices.
Pretend your life depends on it and see what happens.

Tom
"Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week"--Lori Greiner

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Interesting story Lou. I too had a fear of water, but it's much better now. At one point I went through a series of swimming classes for people afraid of water. I can't swim. That was the reason I was there. To my surprise there were some attendees who could swim well, and some were avid scuba divers. They were just mentally afraid and needed to deal with it. Then there were some who literally were afraid to wash in the sink or shower. No joke! Talk about fear. Some couldn't bend over and touch their face to the water even though they were standing. I still can't really swim, but like you said can at least now survive in the water. Ultimately, the class went to Hawaii upon graduation and we dove into the ocean with little aid. At least I did. I'm glad to say I progressed more than anyone in the class.
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I'm fine with water.

The hurdle I'm working on is heights. Smile
Author of: GARROTE ESCAPES
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
- Albert Camus
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I also was close to drowning when I was around 16. I saw my life flash before me so vividly, and then I got that live saving gasp of air.
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