- A law graduate has inspired social media users with his story
- He started his academic journey and was struggling until he changed his way of thinking
- Social media users took heart from his post and plan to apply his positivity in their own lives
A man has taken to social media to share how he recently completed his second degree. The law graduate detailed his obstacle-filled journey, insisting that he triumphed through hard work and a changed mindset. His encouraging story inspired many others.
Luciano Heneke from Paarl recently completed his second degree. He started his schooling journey at Dalweide Primary School before moving on to New Orleans Secondary School.
In his matric year, Luciano was not even sure if he would make it into University. Fortunately, two teachers helped him with applications at both Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
He was accepted at UWC, where he went on to pursue a BCom Law degree.
"Some people told me that BCom Law would be too difficult for me and that I should continue at Dischem (where I was working at the time). I took a leap of faith, believed in myself and chose to study."
His first year was extremely difficult and he contemplated dropping out. He changed his mentality significantly and started by cutting out all the negative people from his life.
"With a changed mindset and a different perspective, I found ways to overcome the obstacles I was facing."
The new mindset and different perspective set him on a great path and he went from a student just passing in his first year to an A student in his second year. He graduated his BCom Law degree, Summa Cum Laude. He then went on to pass his second degree, which is LLB Summa Cum Laude.
"Throughout my journey, I realised that anything is possible with the right mindset and different. I went from being an average student to graduating both my BCom Law and LLB degrees with a Summa Cum Laude pass."
The young man attributed his success to God, the correct mindset, consistent hard work and self-belief. Facebook user Elaine Page said:
"Well done from someone who also did her B. Comm Law and LLB at UWC. Faced the same language barrier, etc. I applaud you for passing both degrees Summa Cum Laude. I wish you well with your studies and articles at ENSafrica."
Catherine Visagie said:
"You go boy, keep up the good work lovey."
Johan le Roux said:
"You really are a great inspiration to so many young people. And you deserve everything that you work so hard for. Young man I salute you."
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