My father always used to say to me: “if you want people to respect you, first you must respect yourself”. Im too obsessed with that and that give me courageto myself to further study after SPM (SijilPelajaran Malaysia). I further my study in Diploma in engineering (Mechatronic) as a symbol of respecting myself and the goals I have set for myself. I have made sacrifices in my life that are not many people will do same things especially teenager at my age. Sometimes in life it just takes the influence of one person to help you see yourself. For me that person is my lecturer Mr.Razak. I have been meeting with him twice a month for the past two years and the difference these meetings have made in my mindin life, my goals for the future, and most importantly my self-confidence. I also found that I had a gifted skill for the engineering learning and, perhaps due to my father’s influence, dreamed of one day becoming an engineer and a lecturer. I began my training in German-Malaysian Institute (GMI) at the age of 18 and finished it after 3 years. My first experiencedstudying in GMI was excellent, and because I was so young and inexperienced I assumed that all aspects of physical science would make me courage to my goal. I missed being able to learn about such a wide variety of skills in engineering in GMI, and learn very important skill which is soft skill that is how to deal with people. Plus, I as group leader have to understand what team need and what to be planned so that your work can be done excellently.My grades have always been high, but now that I know my true goal of future, and have the luxury of time to pursue it, I have maintained good grade point while taking other opportunity such as learn how to be a good teenager. I set a goal and manage successfully finish one by one semester at my local college and what is suprising me is Im not only completed the semester, but earned a place on the Dean’s List as well. I have every reason to expect that my academic performance will be higher than before if I open my eye and further study at other country. A wise man said, if u want to change something then you have to change yourself first. I felt a tremendous amount of pride in this accomplishment, and it certainly not easy, but it helped to give me the confidence I that need to set longer term goals.In the end, although the days were long and hard, my work filled me with pride. That pride has confirmed and reinvigorated my love for engineering. I felt more alive, more engaged and I am committed to returning to GMI as a lecturer one day. I have always dreamed of science (be a doctor) but since that since my experiment and experienced, I have dreamed only of the future which is to be an engineer and a lecturer. To me, after all, to follow your passion is, literally, a dream come true.