Is success really something that you decide based on your physical abilities or your education level? Is it really that one-dimensional? If you were to ask me what a success story is, I would tell you that it is a story of a person who does not get “no” as an answer in the pursuit of their dreams. And these are the stories that I consider a success;
Nick Vujicic is one of the most famous motivational speakers and one of the best examples of not giving up on your dreams. Although he had faced severe depression issues at a very young age, he clutched his life. His biggest inspiration back then was, and still is, none other than his mother. She says and I quote “You just have a few bits and pieces missing, that is all.” Nowadays, this incredibly inspiring man writes books, sings, surfs, and even plays golf! If you thought it was impossible, I would suggest you to think again.
For the past four years, Ramjal Meena a 34-year-old woman has been guarding the University of Jawaharlal Nehru but her desire to study was way heavier than any other thing on her mind so what she did was to crack the system to take the entrance examination. Now, he no longer sees the university as a workplace. Now that place means the world to him. It represents his hopes coming true as he will attend the classes as a student. So, impossible? Think again.
You aren’t convinced yet? Do not worry I have a whole heap of stories to tell. This phenomenal woman that I am about to tell you about was raped by her mother’s boyfriend when she was just a 7-year-old kid. So as a defense mechanism she turned mute until she was around 12-13 years old and later she dropped out of high school because she was pregnant. A later on a teenage mom who dabbled in drugs… not the ideal definition of future success for America, right? And you know where is she now, what she has achieved? She is one of the many influential writers in humankind’s history. Dr. Angelou knows six different languages as well as a native and received more than 30 degrees and certificates.
In short, with a little bit of hope, these people were quite literally reborn into a new, and successful, chapter of their lives. So there is no such thing as luck when you want to succeed. You can only try hard enough until you get satisfied with what you are doing with your life.