Determination: There is one thing that is an inescapable part of everyone’s life, and that is “challenges.” Whether you accept it or not, here are the facts: No matter how you choose to leave the confines of your life, challenges will arise. You will have to overcome the obstacles of your life, and doing this can be hard depending on the way you want to see it, or you can make it enjoyable by seeing this in a strategic way, rather than just seeing only problems and complaining. Instead, focus your energy on the solution; if there are no “doors or windows” open, don’t worry:” build one for yourself.
So far, I have been in more than 12 countries. One thing I can assure you is that there are no such things as “miracles” or miraculously charitable people. Having expectations about others can be “fatal” to your future. What is really true calls forth the desired results of your dedication and hard work and maybe some recognition from people for what you have done. But none of this will happen in your life if you only pray for it.
Attitude: Everybody has “recipes and beautiful words to say.” However, what good will be to you if you do not take action to achieve what you believe in? I love people, especially the positive ones, but in all my travels I have met lots of interesting people, and I could not understand why some smart and very intelligent ones were not the richest and more successful people in their area.
It doesn’t matter how many diplomas or certificates or how much knowledge you have about something, if you don’t have the courage to take it into a real situation, you will achieve nothing. I have made a list of the things that I wanted to do in my life and most of it is done! I always listened to the advice of other people, even their criticisms about my personality; however, I learned that there was no point in arguing with them about what would be best for me and wasting my time and energy talking for hours. Instead, I decided to make it happen, so I took an attitude and saved a lot of my time that I could better use to enjoy my achievements.
Ana Paula Mendes
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