Today, I share the story of a very close relative in my family.
He was a young baby boy, when he was born into a rich business family. He had all he needed. As he was growing up, his father suffered huge losses in his business. The family landed into a lot of hardships.
This young boy saw all this, and it was very difficult for him. He was a good student but he didn’t have the many pleasures which children of his age would, like the so- called cool video games, vacations during holidays or going out with his friends. His parents tried to deal with this situation in a very calm and positive way. They made all the necessities available to him. At the same time, they explained to him that he was a smart and intelligent boy and should not get discouraged by the situation and let it affect his performance at school.
A tough thing to do when everybody had started to look down upon him. His parents always taught him never to lose hope, work hard and be truthful. The mental strength and confidence which they instilled in him helped him achieve excellent results in his academics.
Over time he succeeded and today he is the CEO of a prestigious financial institution, doing very well for himself and his family. All this happened only because he believed in his hard work and teachings of his parents and teachers.
My parents explain to me that life is full of ups and downs and if ever I am faced with any challenge, I must remember the story of this boy.
I am still young. I have a few goals at present.
First of all is I wish to be a black belt in taekwondo and the second one is to be an author. I am working hard for these. I am training hard as well as reading a lot. And I believe that one day I can get my act together and achieve those.
As I grow up I shall have different ambitions. But the mantra behind reaching one’s goals is to have self belief. That would provide us with the confidence, perseverance and support we need to work hard towards our goals.