- Brittany Conley has shared the inspiring story of how she was a failure before becoming a successful woman
- The senior recruiter at the South Carolina National Guard says she suffered from lower IQ and academic underachievement
- She says her story changed for good when she joined the national guard
A senior recruiter at the South Carolina National Guard, Brittany Conley, has shared the inspiring story of how she went from suffering from lower IQ to becoming an achiever.
Coley, who took to her LinkedIn page to share her story, said she was born to a teenage parent and suffered lower IQ and academic underachievement.
She said: "My parents tried but between their battles of drug/alcohol abuse, mental illness, and domestic issues inside my home, I left at the age of 16. I became emancipated at 17 and barely graduated high school."
Conley said she decided to join the national guard, adding that the decision gave her numerous opportunities that changed her life.
She said: "All the leaders I came across invested in my success and pushed me to be better. Better for my family, my community, my organisation, and my country.
"They afforded me so many different opportunities from being a combat medic to reclassify as a journalist. From making sure I was employed. To assisting me when I was a “tour of duty” soldier and went to Afghanistan with the South Dakota National Guard. To helping me move to South Carolina from Washington when I needed to be closer to family.
"It only seems fair at this point to thank the National Guard and all the leaders who stood behind me, encouraging me, and motivating me. I obtained my bachelor’s in communications."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a woman identified as Basant Shenouda inspired the internet community with her success story and the decision she made in 2015.
Shenouda said she moved to Germany for university education in 2015 with one suitcase and a one-way ticket.
Sharing her success story on LinkedIn, she said that move was the best decision of her life, adding that adversity has evolved her for the better.
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