Meet Frank, an inspirational man who is currently employed at Raceworx KTM in Gauteng, who worked hard for 26 years to become a motorbike technician.
Frank started out his career at KTM 26 years ago in the washing bay; however, today he is a qualified motorcycle technician with the highest level in KTM.
Briefly.co.za learned Ralph Pitchford, his manager at the time, encouraged him to expand his knowledge. Frank followed Pitchford's advice and started studying but he was quickly overwhelmed and he nearly threw in the towel.
He pushed through, motivating himself with a simple mantra.
“I told myself that I’m a human being, if someone else can do it why can’t I?" he said.
Frank completed two of the three levels in KTM - the bronze and silver - but he was hesitant to take on the final, most difficult level.
The orange level takes many people years to complete and Frank was afraid to try it. Stephan, who handles the Orange course at KTM headquarters, encouraged Frank to try it for years, Good Things Guy reported.
Frank eventually agreed to try it and with hard work and a lot of studying, he passed the final course.
His story inspired social media users, who applauded him in the comment section.
Charlotte Beets commented: "That’s just fantastic. Well done for proving anything is possible when the passion/opportunity is there. You rock dude."
Justin Ponter added: "Determination and willingness to learn can take you anywhere. The smile says it all!! What an achievement. Great story KTM!"
Andre van Rensburg wrote: "Congratulations Frank! An achievement that you can really be proud of and what an example you are setting for the youth of today!"
Warren Williamson said: "Well done for giving him the opportunity KTM we need more companies to believe in their staff and help them achieve their dreams."
Take a look at his story below:
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