I realised that if I wanted people to listen to me and value me I would first have to prove myself worthy. I have learnt that I can never be anyone I am not and no one can ever be me as well.
In my younger years, I thought I knew what I wanted in my life. I wanted to be a singer, an international hotel manager and a bank manager all at the same time. I was young, full of life, had a lifetime ahead of me, and of course a wild imagination lol
I remember while in Grade 5, when I was living in Singapore, a teacher said to my mom that I not get anywhere in life, that I will fail at everything I set out to do and that I will never go to University. Of course my mom was shocked and never listened to him. I think that she had his comments in the back of her mind all these years and she motivated me to achieve my full potential.
When I graduated High School with good grades, she reminded me what he said. When I graduated University with my BSc, she reminded me what he said, how far I’ve came, and how much I’ve acheived. Now I’m doing my Masters, I remind MYSELF that I’ve come so far from being that 5th Grader, I’ve became someone whom my family is proud of, that inturn is motivation to succeed in itself.
I’ve always wanted to look my X teacher up and stick my middle finger up at him, but he’s probably dead lol
Moral of the Story: Throughout your life, there may be people who put you down, say you cannot do something, say you are useless and will never get anywhere in life…. but they are wrong! We each have our dreams, stick to them, try your hardest to make them happen because sometimes dreams really do come true 🙂