Inspiring People: Chen Zhou & Gao Zhiyu
On a personal level, I had been through a lot within a very short span of my life. I left home, my family and so well known surroundings at a very young age. At a age when almost all of my friends are enjoying their university life. Busy with their newly discovered youth and much more busy exploring every single unknown horizon that they could think of. To me, my youth wasn’t colorful, rather it was a harsh and a brutal one. While most of my school friends are enjoying their life with fullest, I was working my ass off. Wondering around in an unknown world where I didn’t had anyone to guide me through. As if I was middle of the ocean and I did’t know which way to go. It was a time of absolute darkness, frustration and state of utter disappointment.
I always wanted to go back to school to fulfill my dream. Coming from a third world country called Bangladesh to the United States wasn’t as hard as many new immigrant find it to be the reality. But the joy ride ends with my arrival to my new home, a new country. Life threw me many different types of challenges, I accepted it all and moved on without any noise. Indeed, that journey taught me a lot and I think we all need that lesson in life.
I used to look for people in online who did amazing or unbelievable stuff, people who overcame issues that many would think to be “impossible” to achieve. Individuals of such caliber always inspired me, quietly. I used their success stories to be my motivation to move on in life. Young YouTube vlogger Nikki Christou or the legless mountain climber Chen Zhou & Gao Zhiyu from China are the people who inspires me everyday. Few minutes of Googling is sufficient enough to find lots of individuals like them who overcame their shortcomings and proved it’s not the reality but the strong will that makes all the differences.
Mountain Climber Chen Zhou & Gao Zhiyu. © Getty Image.
It’s not their success stories but it’s their strong will to conquer the “impossible” that motivates me. I came across so many stories like these that it’s almost impossible to mention all of them on this post. But regardless, I want to thank all of them for their success and specially for motivating millions of individuals like me out there who gains strength from their stories.
I never forgot that famous song “Ekla Cholo Re” (If no one responds to your call, then go your own way alone) written by the great Rabindranath Tagore. Just in case if you are interested, here is the song sung by Shreya Ghoshal.
There can’t be any excuse if you want to become successful in life and become one of them who motivates others. So, no matter how hard your struggle is, keep fighting and keep going on. As Winston Churchill once said,
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
I will see you at the end of your journey. Good Luck.