How many people give up after the first failure? There’s a few of us, it seems. How many more give up after two failures? Three? How many of us would still try after 771 attempts, still fail and continue to try again?
Read on to learn more about Granny Cha from South Korea, as she doesn’t seem to have the words “give up” in her vocabulary!
SEOUL, South Korea – A woman in South Korea who tried to pass the written exam for a driver’s license with near-daily attempts since April 2005 has finally succeeded on her 950th time.
The aspiring driver spent more than 5 million won ($4,200) in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test.
Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed the written exam with a score of 60 on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers’ license agency in Jeonju, 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of Seoul.
Police said Cha took the test hundreds of times, but had no specific total. Local media said she took the test 950 times.
Now she must pass a driving test before getting her license, Choi said.
Repeated calls to Cha seeking comment went unanswered.
She told the Korea Times newspaper she needed the license for her vegetable-selling business.
Do you know what were some of the nasty things that people say when the news was spread saying that the woman has failed 771 times and keep want to continue taking?
One wrote: ‘There comes a time in every person’s life when they fail something over 700 times and need to tell themselves “I suck”…and just stop.’
Another commented: ‘I fear for the safety of South Korean drivers if she ever passes the test.’
While many bloggers have questioned whether Granny Cha is illiterate – or even ‘dumb’ – some have cruelly added that she’s ‘female and old’.
A male commented: ‘That’s a pretty stupid system if you can take the test as often as you want. I mean, there is good reason to believe that she will be a danger to other people even if she passes the test after the 1001st try.’
One writer wondered why she hadn’t learned all the questions by now and found the answers, while another suggested a conspiracy to keep her off the road because of her age.
No matter what others said or comment, the South Korea woman keep on continue to take her exams as her primary aim is to get a license for her vegetable-selling business. In the end, after persistent for so many tries, the woman manage to pass. What we are trying to get to you is that no matter what others said about you that you might not succeed in this or that, don’t listen to them and don’t give up as when the moment that you gave up, you have considered fail.
So to those of you who believe that the third try is always a bad sign, please erase such thoughts and go into a more positive mindset, one that can lead you to success.
Let me end this post with a quote by Gordon B. Hinckley: “You have not failed until you quit trying!”
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