At one point in our lives, we have all heard people feed us lies about what we should do, how we should act, the person we should be, the career we should pursue…the list never ends. If you had immigrant parents, as I did, you also know that being anything other than a Doctor, Lawyer, or an Engineer is considered “failure”. The sabotaging beliefs of self-doubt leave you feeling useless, valueless, and helpless. The objective of this article is to convince you that what you believe is what you become and show you how to overcome the peer-pressure of conformity.  “Everyone is a
    It was grade 5, I was really nervous. Overweight, insecure, and about 30 seconds from passing out, the teacher yells “ George, whenever you’re ready.” As the words vibrated through my ears, I stared at the audience before me; their thoughts, their words, and their non-verbal cues echoed a wave of ridicule that shattered the little motivation I had left. Yet, I proceeded. That day marked the worst presentation I ever gave, one with constant stuttering, long awkward pauses, noticeable sweat stains on my newly purchased dress shirt, and jittery hands from the nervousness that electrocuted every corner