Look what I found during my last trip home.
An old photo and my 8th Golden Scissors Award. That’s like 28 years ago.
Thinking back to the days when I started as a salon cleaner because my parents can’t afford me to a hairdressing school.
I was bullied and jeered by my seniors in the salon, everyday they will call me names and humiliate me in front of their clients. .
When I first heard of the Golden Scissors Award competition, I sweared to train hard to be able to take part in it. My seniors not only does not help to train me, instead they keep laughing at my naive intention of joining the completion.
Everyday I will look at how they cut their customers and I will start practicing on my own.
Until one day, my boss decided to start teaching me hairdressing.
From that day onwards, I have only 1 thing in my mind; that is to be able to join the competition in that year.
I didn’t let my seniors booing and jeering put me down, instead I change it to a kind of motivation that keep pushing me towards my goal. .
I kept focus and discipline on my goal. Everyday I would practice, practice and keep practicing my skill and would see myself walking onto the competition stage. .
My goal is very simple and small, all I wished for is to be able to join the competition in 3 months time. I never thought of winning anything, all I wanted is an exposure and experience that I can remember.
I was overjoyed when my boss told me that he has enrolled my name in the competition. I was like “wtf” ( you know what I mean).
Cut the whole story short, our salon sent in 5 hairdressers. One of the Senior was in the finalist, 3 of them were out of it and I won the 1st runner-up. I never expected a win.
My story to you is,
Never let anyone talk you down,
You are better than you think you are,
Have goals and focus on it,
Have discipline and keep pushing yourself,
Turn those negative opinions into motivation.
You only need to prove to yourself.
You are your own biggest enemy and that’s the one you need to defeat.
Thank you for reading, this shows that you have the aspirations and I believe you will be awesome.
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