For a house to be strong, it needs a firm foundation. If the foundation laid is not strong enough, the building may crack or collapse. Notwithstanding this, every house needs to be maintained to enable it last longer. This shows that the strong foundation of the house alone does not guarantee its durability. Therefore, it requires maintenance.
The kind of homes or families we come from play key roles in our upbringing. It is the basic foundation in our developments. But it does not guarantee our success in life. The kind of person you wish to be depends on you. You may be from a rich home, being provided with quality education and all the necessities to help you succeed in life. But if you do not work hard, you cannot reach your full potentials. There are a lot of people who are from poor homes and could not even afford their daily bread. But with all these struggles, they made it in life.
Personal Life Experience:
During my childhood development, I encountered many fierce difficulties. I even planned quitting education. My family and I were constantly looked down and ridiculed. I was constantly oppressed for no reason. I wished I never existed in this world. But I did not give up. But this early struggles did not kill my dreams and ambitions. Through hard work and determination, things started happening naturally for my family and me. Sometimes, when I reflect on my past, tears roll on my cheeks. I am happy I did not concede defeat in my difficult moments. Today, a lot of people look up to me as their source of inspiration.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You are on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss
“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
No matter what you are going through never give up. Hold on to your struggles and keep the hope alive. Life is worth living. The foundation laid at the beginning for you does not matter. You can also be successful in life. You can be the person you wished to be. Destiny has no power over your life! It is time to forge your own destiny! It is time to write your own story! It does not matter where and how you started, you can also write a beautiful story.
THE POSITIVE MIND; UNLIMITING OUR LIMITATIONS!
IBRAHIM S. EMMANUEL