How Bob Harper’s Heart Attack Led to an “Improved Version” of Himself

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Bob used his photography skills this month to capture heart attack survivors as part of a program called Second Chance Portraits. The images help challenge the traditional perceptions of heart attack survivors while also proving the power of second chances.

“I learned to listen more, and I let go of control, which is a hard thing for myself. Bob shared his love for control. “I was in a situation that I couldn’t control. I decided to let go of that situation and learn. It made me realize that I couldn’t be the person I’ve been my whole life. You have to be able pivot. I can’t do as much physical activity now as I did in my 20s and 30s.

“Don’t compare yourself with where you were when your were younger. He continued, “It’s all about pivoting.” “It’s all about redefining your identity, and life is an evolution for me. Life is about trying new things. I’ve had many things to change in my life. I had to change how I eat and how I exercise. It was hard at first, but it became easier as I reshaped my identity into a new, better Bob Harper.