A rapper told a TV interviewer that before he was famous, he used to sleep in an abandoned house in Joburg so he could be close to work. As he told this story, I didn’t believe him. After all, this is what many rich people tell us, that they struggled before becoming wealthy or famous.
But the truth is that their journeys to success are often full of painful, shameful and difficult experiences most people wouldn’t want to endure.
The reason they survive is because they’re passionate about their goals; they live in the future and forget about their present pains.
To survive the journey of life, where problems pile up and challenges come from every angle, we must know that our resilience will grow stronger. And one day we’ll wake up and realise it was all for the best. ABRAM MHLANE, EMAIL