Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent PealeStella is a happily married woman, an expert in a specialized area of technology and a division manager in a prestigious organization. She was raised in a rural, poverty-stricken area where education was not valued, girls were expected to be married by their early twenties and teen pregnancies were commonplace. Stella had decided at an early age that she wanted a different life even though her parents were not supportive and she had no money.
She got a job after graduating from high school and eventually saved enough to attend the local community college so she could save money by living at home. When the cost of tuition doubled and she couldn’t afford to continue, she researched alternatives and applied to the least expensive school in the state system. It meant giving up her dream of going to the State University, working two jobs and living in very inexpensive housing in less than ideal circumstances, but she did it!
Her path wasn’t easy but she never let circumstances stop her. Her success was a direct result of her perseverance, determination and tenacious attitude. She approached every setback and obstacle with the attitude that she would find a way to keep going forward—and she did! You can too. Money may make some things easier, but a lack of money doesn’t mean there is a lack of opportunity!