is no accident. It is Hard Work, Perseverance, Learning, Studying and most of
all, Love for what you are doing.” ~ PELÉ
“Perseverance” is a value I firmly hold onto. Once
I set my sights on the one thing I wanted to achieve, “Perseverance” would be
the fuel that propels me towards my ultimate goal.
During my childhood, not knowing the exact reason,
I was very interested in soccer. The constant drive to quench my thirst for
knowledge of soccer was insurmountable. Before I knew it, I found myself signing
up for various classes.
Nevertheless, the beginning was never easy. My legs
never achieved the agility and strength required, they were stiff and running
around the field would resemble a prancing chicken on a farm. A 2-hour game
session would feel like a year and my friends ridiculed me for this. Maybe this
was a far fetched dream after all. I started to doubt my passion for soccer and
the thought of giving up pondered upon me.
Should I give in? was the question that haunted me
time and time again. Then, a loud voice from the back of my head shrieked “No!
don’t give up”. At that point, I realised, “Perseverance” is a mere “stop” and
“go”. This was a choice you had to make and whatever you choose maybe life
Now, all though not perfect, I am proud to say that
I am in position where most people can only dream of attaining. I am grateful
that I persevered and will definitely continue to-do so.
In every walk of life, “Perseverance” plays a
quintessential role in reaching the pinnacle of success and excellence and I am
sure that I will never desist from this noble value no matter how disheartening
the circumstance may be.