Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Les Brown
I love that quote.. it always been my reminder and i love sharing it to others.. because i have testimony and proves that it is true. What makes someone succeed in life?.. their academic, luck or hard work? Hard to tell but looking at my own experience and those people around me, i believe it goes like this :
Academic + Luck + Hard Work
Indeed academic is important, this is the ground base to be successful, a little luck will help all the way.. but if you can’t get any luck.. you really need to work hard on what you doing.
But some people are not gifted in academic.. but blessed with luck in their life.. but still hard work are needed.
You will also need to have a strategy : Idea/Goal + Plan + Action to achieve what you want. Depending on what you want in life and what your definition of success, whether its money, career or simply loving what you’re doing.
If you know where you’re going.. you don’t need gps for truckers
.. because you know where you heading.. East, South or West and when you get a little bit lost.. you have another back up plan.
If you look at those people with great academic.. they may just be ‘there’.. but those who are not really good in academic but who know their strategy.. really do their planning and determine on what they are doing.. never gives up until they succeed.
We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. Les Brown