It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

— Theodore Roosevelt

It’s really curious how all this new experience of living overseas has meant to my personal development. And if you think like a Salvadorian, it’s literally over-seas and in a different continent. And while this definition of “different” might sound a little overused, I can surely say that everything is completely different. Just take from instance the region Turkey is located in, and you will see what I’m talking about.

The change I was confronted with was very different and a bit overwhelming. Take for example, a completely different language, or new food, or the way people think, just to name a few. And in matter of weeks I had to adapt to the new city I was living in. Now that the transition is over and I look back, I can clearly see that was not an easy path. There were always these decisions that I had to make. Whether make some time and Skype with my friends and family back at home, or just hang out with my new friends and start making long-lasting bonds.

Objectives & Motivations

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” When I first heard this quote of Jack Welch I knew the path that I wanted to follow. My vision is to become an example and a successful entrepreneur, so that I can be a good leader for others to follow, and an employment source for others. I realized that I wanted to be an entrepreneur when I started my company because even though some people tried to stop me, I didn’t listen to their negative words and instead focused more on my final goal. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” In this quote by Anthony D’Angelo he reflects his thoughts about the importance of passion in learning.

I aspire to foster a never-ending passion for learning and continue to grow further. I want to develop both personally and professionally, and the best way to achieve that is by getting out of my comfort zone, but I also need develop a deep interest in hands-on learning experience.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson