Milla Bizzotto, who is 9 years old, has finished the 24-hour Battlefrog challenge – a U.S Navy-designed obstacle course. Milla was a victim of bullying at school and decided to become empowered through physical fitness.
Throughout our lives, we are surrounded by people who tell us that we are not good enough, that we can’t do it, that we’re not talented enough. And somewhere, along the line, we start to believe them, and begin to embrace being average. We forget our childhood dreams. We forget all about astronauts, unknown lands, miraculous discoveries, impossible accomplishments. We forget that boys and girls can dream the same dreams and have the same goals. It’s so much easier, isn’t? To play the standard role. But, from time to time, there is someone who reminds us that we all should strive for greatness. One of those people is 9-year old Milla Bizzotto.
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Little Milla, who weighs 24 kilograms, has finished the 24-hour Battlefrog challenge – a U.S Navy-designed obstacle course. She became the youngest competitor in the Battlefrog race and to prepare, she had to train for 9 months, 5 days a week for 3 hours a day. She decided the only hero she needed was herself. . Like every strong protagonist, she has had to deal with adversity which has motivated her to rise to greatness. Milla was a victim of bullying in school and decided to become empowered through physical fitness.
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Coach Christian Bizotto, from South Florida,who runs a gym, began training with Milla and her father, and says she wishes to lead a positive movement that will inspire the ‘ipad generation.’
I think the bullying thing has died down without her having to take physical action just because her outlook is so much different now that she knows how to defend herself, her father said.
I don’t want to play video games. I don’t want to Hoverboard. I don’t want to do things to make life easier. I want to be comfortable being uncomfortable. I have one body and it’s all I want and all I love, she recently told the Miami Herald
This little girl also finished the Spartan race last year with her grandma and her father crossing the finishing line together holding hands. Milla told CBS Miami Local:
I don’t want people to quit because they don’t believe in themselves because someone else says that they can believe in themselves.
Once I heard someone say how adversity causes some to break, others to break records. Learning to deal with and overcome adversity is what builds character and resilience. Bad things will happen, it’s inevitable. And when they do happen we are presented with a choice – to crumble down or rise above and become a stronger and wiser.
Are you going to be the hero of your story or are you just waiting to be saved?