The Gift of Encouragement

Scholarship Entrant: Alexis from Union City, Georgia
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I would love to pour words of encouragement into all of those people who are just like me and feel that they are incapable of emancipating themselves from the negative traits of poverty and low self-esteem. I imagine myself exchanging places with the homeless man on the street. I am holding up a sign that reads “Please stop and listen”. People simply gather around to listen to the words I have to say. My message is so strong that it ignites the ambition in those whose voice has been silenced by such circumstances and motivates them to pay me out of gratitude. I have experienced enough to know that the biggest obstacle any human being could ever come up against is self-doubt. Speaking to those who are confronted with such a hindrance will help them conquer the greatest adversity set against mankind and understand that every other tribulation life throws our way will be defeated with self-confidence. Being that a lack of conviction of one’s own capabilities is the very thing that keeps individuals from progressing forward, it is impossible to think that in the absence of this issue, people would not prosper. Every day I motivate myself and others to strive beyond such limitations. In my mind, their change of attitude and action is the seed they sow unto me for my insight. We both walk away rewarded, yet my real reward is in knowing that my customers will have been impacted by a priceless purchase.

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