When I was young, I was disciplined by my mom through spanking due to my naughtiness. Since I’m the second eldest, I’m the one who’s always being spanked and not my sister. I’ve been dragged all the way down to our door gate in a bid to get me out of the house. This is what I feared most during that time. With this, I was raised with the inferiority of myself. I’m never been close to my mom ever since, I feel sad whenever I think of this.
It took me a long time to boost myself, and believe in my potential and skills. It’s a big journey. Thanks to my exposure to sales and marketing—as my part time job. I’ve been trained to approach people and learned to speak in public. This is where I developed my potential and applied it in handling people under me. Inferiority may still sometimes haunt me. That’s the reason why I need to move forward and always apply the things that I’ve learned. I was able to overcome my past challenges, learned from experiences; applied wisdom in tight situations while moving forward.
I could not pretend that I was not inferior —to look like I’m superior or better than others. I believe that no one was born inferior nor superior. Therefore, keep learning new things and find your potential.
“One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.” Alvin Ailey
(Photo credited to Alaric Hartsock)