- A local woman has shared some throwback photos from three years ago and chronicled her journey to success
- The attorney says her life turned in her 30th year when she stopped comparing her accomplishments to those of others
- Mzansi social media users felt encouraged by the reflective post and took to the comments section to share their thoughts
A local attorney has touched Mzansi with her heartfelt story about the difficult journey to success. She shared the inspirational tale in a lengthy Twitter thread.
Twitter user, @smoicles spent a big chunk of her life comparing her accomplishments to those of her peers, often feeling behind the pack. In her post, she shares she'd had struggles being accepted to a higher education institution and was working at a job she absolutely hated:
"2017 was a year straight from hell. What could’ve gone wrong went wrong. It took a year to have my admission application moved, I was working for a company that didn’t pay for 8 months. I was depressed and in debt," she writes.
But in 2018, the avid food blogger decided she'd turn her life around simply with a change of mindset.
"The year I turned 30 was my saving grace. I themed that year THE YEAR OF YES because God had given too many nos."
The inspiring woman ends by sharing that her accomplishments are the result of learning to say no to bad habits and putting a stop to unhealthy comparisons.
"All the things I’ve achieved in the past 3 years are as a result of having to learn to unlearn certain habits & just running my own race," she captioned her final thread.
Most of Mzansi could relate to the woman's touching sentiments and took to the comments section to thank her for the encouragement. Check out some of the comments below:
"I'm working on running my own race. I have wasted time worrying about things I can't control or change. Your journey is inspiring."
"Thank you for this. I needed to read this today."
"I needed to read this. Today has been hell."
"Ndingulomakhulu ndinguye kuwe Madlamini I’m learning a lot from you... a definition of a hard and dedicated young lady."
"Own race, own pace."
"Shuu... needed to hear this."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that our boss queens are definitely shutting the internet down with their power moves. Nozipho Zulu is a young beauty entrepreneur whose recent success has meant the fruition of seven successful companies.
The boss babe served some serious heat in stunning black and white snaps shared on Twitter.
"My new offices are ready. 144 Katherine Street Sandton. Now the real work begins. Currently holding 7 companies! I am going to add more as we go along. Wish me luck," she captioned the inspiring post.
The beauty mogul definitely didn't start out with much but has turned her life around with some hard work and self-belief. If her Twitter snaps are anything to go by, the determined young woman has definitely built a luxurious life for herself.
Encouraged South Africans took to the comments section to gush at the incredible young woman and some tried their hand at landing a job. Check out some of the comments below:
"Can I have an email address for job application? I have experience."
"It used to be the offices of Foward Zone back in the days, congratulations on getting that space."
"So pleased to see you accomplishing great stuff. All the best for a brighter future!"
"Congrats... soon we'll be meeting in young entrepreneurs' meetings. Keep it up!"
@StephenTatenda had some thoughtful advice for the lady:
"I hope that you do not become too diverse in your holdings. I know it is good to spread risk but have also noticed many entrepreneurs spread themselves too thin across vastly different sectors. All the best in your endeavours."
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