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Ely Lazar



She Believed In Me

Submitted into: Miracles of Lessons in Life Category,

On: 2007-11-23

When we think back over our lives we can often see how our lives could have taken a totally different direction.

The words that others say to us, particularly in our early years can have a great impact on our direction in life, whether positive or negative.

When I was a student in high school in Canada, I found school very challenging. I went to one of the toughest high schools in Toronto academically. I felt intimidated by the other bright students in my classes. When I failed year 12 my parents decided to take me to a psychologist to evaluate my capabilities. After two days of intensive aptitude tests the psychologist sat me and my parents down and told them the words which I can still remember to this day.

"Mr and Mrs Lazar, after two days of testing I have determined that Ely just doesn't have the capacity to go much further. He will be lucky to pass grade 12 the second time around, forget about grade 13 (we had 13 grades in the province of Ontario and grade 13 was the path to university), and university is just totally out of the question." Now receiving this sort of news could be devastating for one to hear. In fact I sunk into the chair when I heard her statement. The psychologist suggested that I might be able to get by at a trade school which my father immediately wanted me to do. My mother however, said "I don't believe what these tests are saying. I know my son can do much better". With much coaxing from my mother, my father agreed to let me have another go at year 12.

Well I managed to pass year 12 the second time around. I also managed to pass year 13 and my marks were just high enough to be accepted for a Bachelor of Science program at the University of Toronto. In University by my 3rd year I was scoring a B average. I then got accepted into chiropractic college where I continued to excel academically scoring an A average over the 4 years. I realized that in high school I was not doing what I love and no one had linked to me how doing well in high school could be high on my values. Once I got into university and chiropractic college, I was starting to study what I was loving to do.

I really have to thank my mother for staying strong because intuitively she knew that I had the capacity to do well. The love of a mother can be a powerful tool in moulding a child's future. She never knew how powerful her belief in me was!