I grew up very poor, parents worked themselves to the bone but there was very little money around. I remember the time when I was at high school, representing the school playing netball but my folks could not afford $5.00 to pay for the uniform. My maternal grandma paid for it instead, bless her. We went on to play in the finals at state level :)
Anyway, I recall in my late teens thinking that as long as I have two arms, two feet and a brain, I will never be poor again. Since then, I have worked hard, given my best effort to everything that I have been involved in. My motto is even if I do not succeed, at least I have tried my best.