A woman revealed her teacher told her she would not make it as a journalist because her articles were bad, but she proved the educator wrong and inspired Mzansi.
Sometimes people break you down and try to steal your dream, and the sad reality is that they often succeed. Luckily, one woman decided to prove the haters wrong and not let them steal away her dream.
On Sunday, Bridgette Mathebula took to social media to share how her teacher tried to discourage her, telling her she would not succeed as a journalist because her "articles were bad".
However, Briefly.co.za gathered Mathebula did not let her teacher bring her down - she worked hard and graduated with 10 distinctions.
"My high school English teacher told me my articles were bad and I’d never be a journalist. Today I am a qualified journalist with 10 distinctions, believe in yourself, don’t let anybody’s negativity get in the way of your success," she wrote on Twitter.
Mathebula's story inspired social media users who congratulated her on her academic success and proving the teacher wrong.
Stha Gumede, who goes by the Twitter handle @sthaeve, commented: "You have just made my week. True definition of 'let no one tell you what you can accomplish or do, do what your heart desires and what you believe in yourself' sending a hug."
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