Can I ask you a question today? Whats holding you back from doing all you want to achieve? Read up what I have for you today.
In a moving acceptance speech,Lupita Nyong’o concluded with a message to children everywhere: “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid”.
Here are success stories of renowned men and women over the world, it might just inspire you to keep working and not throw in the towel.
“I struggled academically throughout elementary school yet became the best Neurosurgeon in the World in 1987” – *Dr. Ben Carson!*
I was raped at the age of 9 yet I am one of the most influential women in the World” – *Oprah Winfrey!*
“I didn’t even complete my university education but became the World’s richest man” – *Bill Gates!*
“I was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember, until I left home at the age of eighteen, yet I am one of the most influential preachers in the World” – *Joyce Meyer!*
“I told my father that we would be very rich but he couldn’t believe me. I made it a reality” – *Christiano Ronaldo!*
“I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training and still became one of the World’s best footballers” – *Lionel Messi!*
“I used to sleep on the floor in my friends’ rooms, returning Coke bottles for food, money, and getting weekly free meals at a local temple, I later on founded Apple Company” – *Steve Jobs!*
“My teachers used to call me a failure, but I became a Prime Minister” – *Former British PM, Tony Blair!*
“I started Living Faith Church from A Lawn Tennis Court with three members only & Preach prosperity. Many of my friends criticised me, but today we have the largest church auditorium in the World & two world-class universities”- *Bishop David Oyedepo!*
“I was in prison for 27 years and still became president.”- *Nelson Mandela!*
“I drove a taxi to finance my university education but today I’m a billionaire” – *Mike Adenuga!*
I was on the verge of suicide when an Idea of opening a restaurant hit me after I retired as a cook in the Navy.
*Harland Sanders, Founder of KFC*
I worked for my uncle since I was a small boy, people looked down on me. I later on took a loan from my uncle to open a tiny shop. I worked hard to make ends meet. Now I am the Richest Man of African man in Africa.
(was 23rd World’s richest man on Forbes 2014 list)
I am a son of a black immigrant from Kenya, I graduated from Harvard and later on became a Senator in Chicago. Now I was the first black President of the Most Powerful Nation on Earth.
*Former US President Barrack Obama*
This is to show you that what you can achieve in this life is limit without limit if you stand strong and fight for it.
No matter what others tell you. or who said it – your dreams are valid. It doesn’t matter if it’s coming from a loving friend or a knowledgeable expert. They can go ahead and believe whatever they want.
All that matters, is that your dreams are relevant and so you must fight for it.
You know what they say? Opinion are the cheapest commodities in the world. Everyone and anyone is ready to dish it out for FREE.
So, ignore the inner and outer demons who tell you that you can’t amount to anything in life. Demand excellence from everything you do and nothing less.
Make some noise that literally forces people to notice your uniqueness.
Failures or limitations of the past have no control over the greatness in you. To him that believes, all things are possible.
Whether you’re in Africa, Asia or Europe, your dreams are valid and there’s nothing anyone can do about that. Fight for it with the last drop of your blood even if it’s the last thing you’ll do on earth.
Let your passion and hard work show people that your dreams are valid!!!
Drop your thought in the comment box and tell me how you’re fighting or how you’ve fought for something you believed in.