I was being shouted at and had been thrown out of the class a few times in my life. I had been called stupid at times back in in my early years. I had been mocked by people who did not believe in my dreams. And that people of my kind are more known to be playing around and just dream.
However, these did not stop me from chasing after my dreams of wanting to be a scientist and work around the world.
“I see these as blocks that I should climb over. Once I could climb over, it is a step closer to my dream. ” – Eulyn K.
Eulyn K. Image taken in Toyota Museum, Nagoya when she was working in Japan.
Here, I would like to share with you some of the successful people that we are familiar with. Even they too, do have their own struggles.
“There are many such people who struggled.. Life is not about what you couldn’t do so far, it’s about what you can still do. NEVER GIVE UP!”
“I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training” – Lionel Messi
At age 25, Messi became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals.
“I didn’t even complete my university education” – Bill Gates
He is an American business magnate, investor, programmer,inventor and philanthropist. He is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company
“I was raped at the age of 9 “- Oprah Winfrey
She is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She is also one of the most influential women in the world.
“I used to sleep on the floor in friends’ rooms,returning Coke bottles for food, money, and getting weekly free meals at a local temple” -Steve Jobs
He was an American entrepreneur,marketer and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
“I struggled academically throughout elementary school” – Dr Ben Carson
He is a retired American neurosurgeon. Among other surgical innovations, Carson did pioneering work on the successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. He was awarded thePresidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W. Bush in 2008.
“My teachers used to call me a failure” – Tony Blair
He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
“I was in prison for 27 years”- Retired President Nelson Mandela
He was the first black South African to hold the office as a president and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election.