Education has always been a passion for me since my childhood, as it helps to boost my motivation, enhance my understanding, and most importantly, build my self-esteem. Over the years, I have always been nurtured by my parents to always take my education as a preeminent priority, and correspondingly, they kept ringing a bell in my ears that I should always put God first. Graciously, I girded up my loins and tried my possible best to serve God in honesty. I am from Nigeria and religion is a very important aspect of our day-to-day lives; a Nigerian without a specific religion is referred to as an infidel. Without any further digression, I have indeed faced many challenges academically, but the fact is that the end always turns out to be relieving and satisfying. Criticism, is one thing I hate so much, I always try my possible best to avoid doing things that will lead to such path, but it seems that nemesis sometimes finds its way through. Failure is mostly translated by people as a result of one 's incapability-which might be true-but I found out that "failure is not the opposite of success, it is a part of success." The most challenging and yet interesting thing I have ever done is still all related to my education, but as I grew and began to escalate in my level of education, I finally discovered that roses also had thorns.
In the year 2008, I was in Junior Secondary School One (J.S 1), which is equivalent to the first year in high school here in the United States. It was indeed a great relief, knowing that I would gain some extent of personal freedom. As a little and ignorant child in a primary school (a school program before high school), I have always believed that, the higher you go academically, t...
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...iology. I was really favored by God, beyond what I actually worked and asked for. It was a miracle and a dream come true.
"We can complain that roses have thorns, but we can also rejoice that thorns have roses." My experience has taught me that failure is what makes success really worth it. If I had not failed those two exams I wrote, I might not be what/who I am today. The failure I went through, helped me discover my true self, it pushed me out of my comfort zone and set me on the path of great achievement, it opened my eyes to see what life is really worth, it showed me how weak I was and out of my weakness came strength. Failures are part of life, if we do not fail we do not learn and if we do not learn we will never change. I went from failure to failure, but the things I held onto was my enthusiasm, hope, and most of all, my faith in God. Thanks to failure.
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