It was really a sigh of relief when my sprained foot and tingling feet wore off after a few months of resting. Now, I can fully concentrate on practicing for my races. This is my first time to enter a race and it’s fast coming up this September and I really need to focus. I’ve been down on the tracks almost every day since the symptoms came off and I feel good. I can shift gears without feeling tingling and pain.

Entering a race was also my father’s dream. He told me that he is so excited for me and told me to always practice and to never worry about my competition and just focus on myself. He explained that in every competition, you must focus and believe on yourself first and then the winning the competition will come right to you. My father is really great with giving pep talks and advices on about all sorts of things.

I remember when I was young and struggling with my grades. He didn’t become mad at me and made me study right away. He first tried to understand on why I am failing school. He wanted to know the root cause of it so he can suggest a solution to it. I told him that I was failing because I felt that school has nothing to do with getting successful. Because I’ve heard on the interview and write ups of many big Forbes businessmen that they became successful and they’ve never finished school. I thought to myself then that why should I study if I can become successful. My dad smiled and told me that maybe, school had nothing to do with them because they have the means and the talent or maybe the resources, not that he was telling me that I don’t have the capabilities of being successful, but it’s much better that I have the proper education, the knowledge to bolster my desire to be successful.

It is best to know what you are doing now and the things that you’re going to do in the future backed up with proper motivation and the proper education and it always come hand in hand. A person cannot be successful without the two. He made me think of a person with potential and lots of education without the willingness to do hard work comparing it with a person who works very hard but doesn’t have any proper education and knowledge to deal with his dilemmas and lastly, a person with so much potential and knowledge coupled with a good work ethic and hard work. And then he asked me of all the three people mentioned, on what type of person I want myself to be associated with. I smiled and told him the latter. He also added that it will help me a lot since I am a very driven young man. I was so enlightened on the things that he said. He inspired me to do a lot better not only in school but I also applied his teachings in my everyday life until now. Thank you dad!