No problem is big enough to make you give up on your dreams By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

Koketso Moletsa is a house help near my campus. She turned 30 in


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Koketso Moletsa is a house help near my campus. She turned 30 in July. She is a guardian to her three siblings. When Koketso was in grade nine (form one), her parents were involved in a road accident and died. No relative could take them in. She had to drop out of school and look for work so that she could take care of her siblings. Life was tough to a 15 year old who was a child and a guardian at the same time. At some point they had to sleep in a church or streets because they didn’t have rent. Koketso never gave up, she made sure her siblings went to school. Three years ago she went back to high school to complete her studies. She is writing her grade 12 (form four) exams right now. She wants to study Law at the University of South Africa. This woman has faced problems and difficulties but she never gave up.

Obviously we cannot fix every problem that life throws at us; however, we sometimes have to make life adjustments. We hear about the many stories where people were miraculously able to continue living a fulfilling life after facing a number of horrific events like in Koketso’ case. The common factor in these stories are the strong beliefs of the individuals involved. Their beliefs are usually grounded from within; they overlook their situations and circumstance and focus on their capability or capacity from within to overcome life problems. These individuals live life with great courage and persistence.
Every single one of us is free to choose the meaning that they want to give to their own life. When you know your destination, you know where you are going and even when faced with obstacles, you still struggle to keep going because you have to reach that final place. No obstacle or problem is big enough to make you give up on your goal.
 
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