|Rescooped by Xin Rong from Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Lee Li Ying|
After reading this article, i can see that success does not come easily. Many say they want to achieve success but more often than not, these people do not make it. Sure, these people might not have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths and have nonetheless achieved success today. Success is not only limited to those who come from good backgrounds but also to those of humble beginnings. These people in this article, despite coming humble beginnings, managed to achieve success. Their coming from humble beginnings did not make them feel weak in front of their peers but made them stronger and more determined with their knowledge of hardship. Another thing that is important to succeed is the willingness to take risks. For example, the founder of Hyflux and the founder of the Neo group, both invested money in their businesses without thinking that the money may not be returned to them. It is this willingness in them that allowed them to become what they are today. I believe that anyone can achieve success if they believed that they can do it. It is not a fight of whether being born with a silver spoon in one's mouth or not but a fight of patience and determination. Sure, the people who are richer may have better education - more enrichment class as they are able to afford it but that does not mean they do not have to work hard in order to succeed. For success to happen, hard work is definitely needed as it is with the courage to take risks.
What I wonder:
- Have people who said that they are failures without having done anything ever tried to think that if they worked harder they may not be failures but successes after all?
- Do people that gave up after doing a for something lot ask themselves if they may have made a mistake somewhere and correct that mistake or whether are they doing their dreams and what they have spent a lot of effort and time a deed by giving up and not persevering on?