The Word Can't Does Not Exist In My Life
I remember when I was growing up, my parents used to become vey
annoyed with me when I stated that I could not do my homework or
could not do other things I had been asked to do.
They would respond with the advice that I could do anything in
life as long as I believed in myself and as long as I was
willing to work very hard. The word, can't, does not exist in my
vocab Steve, I sometimes find certain tasks difficult however
always believe that I will be able to succeed, my father would
He worked very hard to make me understand and to take on board
this message, which would eventually prove to be a valuable
lesson for me to learn. It has helped me to achieve many things
and to also overcome some of the issues I had in my life.
School and employment
I was not the brightest student at school and as previously
mentioned would often say that I could not complete the work
through my lack of belief in my own ability. Through hard work
and determination though, I left school with an impressive set
of examination results. I continued this success into my work
life and at the age of twenty-two had passed a number of
insurance exams and had become a qualified financial advisor.
>From the age of four I had suffered with the speech impediment
known as stammering or stuttering. By my early twenties I had
had enough of this struggle and went about trying to overcome
the stutter. It proved to be very difficult and my progress was
slow. I had superb support from my family who would always pick
me up when I was feeling down and who also continued to ram home
the message of never giving up. During the hours of practice I
would regularly state that I could not do it, my family would
not accept this and kept on at me to keep believing and to think
After nearly a year of working and practicing very hard I
managed to eradicate the stutter which is my biggest and
proudest achievement in life.
Throughout my life I have had problems with my weight. I was
never happy being fat and at the age of twenty decided to try to
lose the weight. It seemed to take forever to achieve the weight
and size I had targeted and as usual there were many times when
I was close to giving up. From the lessons learnt and with the
support from my family, eventually I did lose the excess fat.