An impressive sentence in video of Angela: Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
But I think before we get grit, we must have our goal and motivation to do it. Because Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goal. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the weeks, not just for the month, but for years and working really hard to make that future a reality.
And before we get grit, I’m sure we fell. I want to share my story to you:
In high school, I were top pupil in my class but I failed the university exam, because I had not clearly goal, I didn’t know how matter hard my parents tried for me go to school, I didn’t know I lucky than my sister. So I did not have any motivation to do it by my best. Then my family support me went to Da Nang city for Accounting college.
When I were a student, I did not know how was grit. I had to balance my life from the spending money and diet. I saw the life in city and thought about my parents, myself. I changed my mindset and decided learning English, computer science to got certificate and knowledge in first year. I had some part- time jobs: sell newspapers, waitress, cashier, teacher, sale in mobile store. I never forget this time in my life because there are many tears falling, since I were fooled money away by many different ways and I felt selt- pity. But this time help me more about the life as stronger, confident, stamina and there are many memories I will remember until the end of my life: ride bicycle to find job in summer days and come back hostel with 2 packs of noodles for 3 people or how were I cried and beaten to fight for rights.…
After I graduated accounting college, I want to continue to go to school likely I have never been to go to school. So I convinced my parents agree for me making the transition from college to university in Da Nang university of economic.
I worked for a company within salary, a part- time job when I did not go to class. I learned many things, knowledge about accountant, practice computer skills as word, excel. I Used photocopier machine, fax….
All experiences above help me more when I had interviews job and work. Of course knowledge at school are very important, it is basic knowledge to help you doing well in reality. I solve the problem in my work quickly, I know how to behave in the office to take effective in work. I work hard I feel more mature in my mind.
Over 3 years work in a company in Quang Tri province. There is a change in my life, I want to change working environment, so I apply severance. I want to go to Ho Chi Minh city. That time, I get information Viet Nam social security are recruiting officer on internet. I applied for district social security officer, where is my family live. If you want to become an officer in my province, you must have good relationship and money, it is not all but mostly. It is a barrier to me, because I don’t have both, my parents are farmer, of course farmers don’t have much money if not called poor. I were applying with little fear, sometime I think it try my courage, it make me feel I need overcome that fear. I pass the examination, all members in my family are great surprise.
Everyone has been telling me it is a good job, near my home, I’m very lucky… but I don’t think so, I think everyone should learn more and work more.