Monday, February 25, 2013
Missing pieces to the puzzle
Not everything in life always goes your way. Perfection is never achieved, so you must overcome these obstacles thrown in your way and make due with what you have. These hurdles may come in the form of a physical handicap, a broken home or anything in between. If one wishes to succeed in life then one must triumph over these obstacles in order to be successful. Eminem grew up in a home full of drug addicts and an abusive mother, but he used this experience in order to better himself and change his life. The late Steve Jobs was homeless at one point and spent his nights in college sleeping on the floor of his friends dormitory and in addition he was adopted, but he did not let his obstacles define him. Many people often have a victim mentality and refuse to escape their comfort zone. We can't let a couple missing pieces from the puzzle blind us from the bigger picture. In my circumstance I grew up without a father. It pained me to not have that father figure guide me throughout life, but instead I learned to cope with problems on my own. I could have chosen to wallow in my own pity but instead I chose to rise above it. My story, however, has a happy ending. Recently my father has started becoming more involved and we have contacted each other three times in person this year alone. Better late than never. It seems that the missing piece in my life has been found and my puzzle is complete.