Real-life examples of perseverance and success are often buried in the glitz of the social media world. One young woman, however, has utilized TikTok to tell her story of perseverance and ultimate victory with thousands. Meet @mapholivanessa, a young woman who overcame a tough academic trajectory to land a job at PwC, one of the world’s premier accounting organizations.
Why Adversity Is Necessary for Achievement
Her educational experiences were hard as a child. Despite all of her difficulties, she kept going. She told us about her background, including how she once finished tenth in her high school’s tenth-grade class. The university environment also posed challenges. She had planned to spend three years earning her degree, but she ended up spending five when she had to start again in the first two years.
Her determination was unwavering, and she used the obstacles she faced as stepping stones on her route to a successful career at the prominent accounting firm PwC. She recorded herself in an elevator and captioned the video to show how she overcame obstacles on her way to success using the app TikTok.
TikTok: A Positive Online Community
She received hundreds of comments and over 244.3k views on her TikTok video. Many of her other users went to her profile to offer their congratulations and tell stories of their own academic and career successes. She hopes that others will find inspiration and motivation in her openness about her hardships.
Andy the user wrote, “This is inspiring me. The four-year program I signed up for will take me six. Almost defeated, I decided to give up. And another user named Azande Shembe said, “I’m academically burnt out, doing BCom Financial Accounting, even though I did science in high school.” Still, @mapholivanessa’s success gave these people a reason to believe.
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This TikTok clip is more than just a story of triumph; it’s an encouragement to those who are also fighting an uphill battle. It’s a helpful reminder that the journey may be challenging, but not impossible.
Keep in mind that the most important factor in achieving success is not how quickly but how persistently you work for your objectives. For those who are also having a hard time, this young woman’s narrative can serve as a guiding light, a reminder that setbacks are not the end but only speed bumps on the route to success.
If you’re an aspiring accountant, a student having trouble, or just someone who’s had a rough patch in their profession, keep @mapholivanessa’s words in mind: “Don’t give up.” You can do everything you set your mind to if you put in the time, effort, and faith necessary.
She is looking forward to continuing her professional development with PwC and making the most of the many opportunities available to her. She is an inspiration for other South African women who want to make it in business, showing that with hard work and tenacity, everything is possible.
About the Author:
Lebohang Mokoena is an award-winning journalist with over a decade of experience in business reporting. She specializes in innovation and technology in South Africa and beyond. Lebohang holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and has previously worked for top-tier publications before joining Africa Nova.