Tackling challenges is always the hardest thing to do in life, especially when you are afraid to face your fears and overcome them. It is also an essential part of life to discover and learn.

When days are dark friends are few, is usually the way to express yourself when facing challenges, and those who claimed that they care for you are nowhere to be found.

I was caught up in a life where nothing seemed to go my way and due to that, I lost everything that was important to me. I had no money; nothing. I was left with this huge longing of achieving my goals but didn’t know where to go. Naive as I was, I thought those who I called my loved ones would stick by me. But that was not the case.

Lost and afflicted, I found myself crying all alone, with my pillow as the only support that I had.

Life is the most challenging when you’ve got no solid support system; people to encourage and motivate you, when you feel like giving up. Those who believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself. Nothing hurts more than crying alone, wanting to release the pain, but still feel this massive void inside.

When the idea of giving up struck my mind like fierce lightning, because of the lamentation of anguish that I was feeling, for fighting what seem like a losing battle, was when I decided to change my life for the better.

I decided no more crying, no more feeling sorry for myself. Even if I was feeling defeated, I have to let go of the negativity I was holding on to as my confidant. I found my strength in learning to love myself, appreciating the person that I am: my flaws, but mostly my weaknesses.

I became friends with failure. Right there I knew failure was a necessary part of life. To discover yourself, to start over and to surround yourself with positive people who love you for real. It was a defining moment for me to discover the person I wanted to be.

The deepest power is being comfortable in your own skin, loving yourself for who you are, avoiding disappointment by not expecting anything from anyone. But by shifting all the attention to yourself, immediately you will start to enjoy your own company and find joy from within. Through this you will be able to breathe again.

I have done mistakes in life; it was the only way to learn. Even if I still have a long way to go, I will not dwell in negative thoughts I will stay positive holding unto hope; believing that I am capable. I am going to work hard knowing that I owe myself so much to succeed.

I believe that success is 90 per cent hard work 10 per cent talent.