“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor RooseveltHave you ever been in that situation where you successfully convinced your friends and family that you were making the right decision on a certain matter? Only for them to see you struggling and failing repeatedly? You know that feeling? I can tell you that it can be really traumatizing. Do you have a dream that seems like it's getting more impossible to achieve daily? My one question for you today is this: How badly do you want it? It's easier to teach, read, and learn about patience, perseverance, resilience, tenacity (or whatever you call it), than to actually practice. Honestly, I can attest to the fact that perpetual failure can really be painful and sometimes humiliating. However, one thing I have learnt is that in the end, it makes me stronger. This week's episode of Lead Your Life Series features the story of how Morenike spent 8 years of her life trying to pass a professional examination in her chosen field Today, she is a chartered accountant and an author. She is gracefully inspiring young individuals on academic excellence as well as making wise career choices. Lead Your Life Series, is a special edition of Lead Your Life Podcast. We share real life experiences of how personal struggles and seeming setbacks were turned into phenomenal stories of hope and grace. About Morenike Vincent Morenike is a lover of God and people, a graceful speaker, and heart-writer. She loves to help people live Awake to the Lives they have been called of God to live and she does so actively through morenikevincent.com. Her heart for family life lead her to start a network for ladies called She's connected familylife Network for ladies to grow together in God while the mirror they phenomenal woman in proverbs 31. With the next generation, Her heart is burdened for the Education and as such she held the first online Seminar for Academic Excellence in 2016. There after she has spoken at events where inspiring her audience on to strive for Academic Excellence, make wise Career choices, and live Awake to their lives. She is the author of the Academic Excellence Devotional, a 31 day devotional packed with academic Excellence stories, Nuggets and wisdom, which focuses on helping teenagers and young adults attain academic excellence As a faculty member of the Elaleoy Academy, a life coaching academy for teenagers and young adults, the convener of The Life on Purpose Conference for teenagers, she believes in the total and well rounded youth. Morenike is a Chartered Accountant with one of the big4 professional Services firms. In her part time she is, volunteering at Awesome Treasures Foundation, speaking and training young minds, writing on her website, for blogs and magazines. She's married to her best friend and King, Omobolaji Morenike would be telling us about her struggle(s) to becoming a chartered accountant, what were the aftermaths, and what lessons she would like you to take away from her story. Enjoy! * Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Runtime: 29 Minutes 47 Seconds — 27.5MB) You can also listen on: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Be Social Please share the love by sharing this post across your Facebook, Twitter and other social channels. What can you make of Morenike story? Is there any part that you can relate with? Please share with us using the comment form below.