It can be demonstrated that success is determined by two main factors. Firstly, in order to become successful one must have the ability to change their characteristics and habits, so as to adapt and survive through the changes in circumstances, events and experiences that occur during one’s life. Secondly, one must have the ability to connect with others who will encourage, support and offer opportunities that allows one to achieve success. The following four unique individual success stories prove this to be the case. Waris Dirie- A runaway, all alone in the Somali Desert at 13 who became a Supermodel: Waris as a little girl endured the extreme pain and horror of female circumcision, her mother held her down while her labia and clitoris was cut completely out without anesthesia, her vagina would then be stitched closed with thorns. Her older sister bled to death and her 6 year old cousin died of an infection from the same procedure. At 13 her father sold her to a much older man to be one of his several wives. Her new husband planned to cut her vagina open with a knife or penetrate it until it broke. Waris was so scared like… Read full this story
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