The Desire To Succeed Essay

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As the eldest son of a peasant farmer and a charcoal seller in rural Ghana, I have always been struggling my way up. In order to support my parents take care of me and my younger siblings, I had to spend time every day after school working in my father’s farm. It wasn’t easy, but that was my only option. Sometimes, I am even discouraged and wish that I could quit school, but my desire to change the situation in my family has kept me going. I have been studying and working diligently towards my education because that is the most assured way to successful future. I believe that one day, with hard work and determination, my dreams will be a reality.
Because both of my parents are illiterates, I want to become a prominent educated person and also set a good pace for my younger siblings; however, inadequate finances have always been an impediment to my ambitions but my determination has never waned. When I was twelve, things became very difficult for my parents so I was compelled to start working with my father in his farm to increase crop production in his farm. Going to school and working five hours each day in my father’s farm was very strenuous and enervating, but in order to help my parents to cater for me and my three younger siblings, I had to endure. Sometimes, by the time am back from the farm, I will be so exhausted that when I fall on my bed, I didn’t even want wake up the next day to go school but if I were to do that perhaps, I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am now. I didn’t allow my work to be a reason for failure in school. I still stayed focused and worked very hard in school to get good grades in my classes.
I thank God that my efforts were fruitful. In April 2008, I graduation from Junior High School with excellent grades in my final examination which is the Basic Education Certificate Examination. I had 9 A’s out of ten subjects and 1 B which earned me a full tuition...

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