Patrick Willis' story is beyond inspiring to me. He came from extreme poverty. Grew up in a home with no electricity at times and no running water in the home until he was 8 years old. He was forced to grow up quickly, take on responsibilities at a very young age, and still was motivated to strive for a prosperous future! I think all of us have had hard times and struggles. We can either choose to allow it to consume us or decide to fight for a better life. You have to trust your power. Listen to your "gut" instincts and have a tenacious hunger and drive for excellence!
My mom is a statistic. A teen pregnant with me at the age of 15. Married and gave birth at the age of 16. She was determined to graduate. Walking 5+ miles each way to school and back while she was 7 months pregnant. The year after I was born she dropped out of school to stay home with me. Then the following year returned to school. She took on a heavy course load that enabled her to graduate on time and receive her diploma on stage with her fellow classmates, despite skipping classes the year I was born. She didn't stop there. She eventually went on to obtain 2 degrees, and become the first person in her family to EVER graduate college. As one of seven siblings this was a huge accomplishment for her. She was able to secure a amazing job with the government and provide a great life for me. I admire her ability to trust her power and achieve her goals and dreams! How have you been able to overcome struggles and learn to trust your power?
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