by Katherine Lown
A young Hispanic is on the track of fulfilling his dream to inspire people all over the world.
Adolfo Angel Felix’s dream is to be a motivational speaker. Having spent much of his teenage years living in Mexico, Angel and his family have seen firsthand the dramatic effects that poverty and hardships can have on people.
“People feel like this all the time and sometimes they don’t have anybody…experience in Mexico and seeing how they live, and then here – that’s probably the biggest thing,” Angel said. His passion is to encourage and inspire people who are walking through the rough times in life.
Angel also expresses a lot of compassion for people going through hard circumstances because of a unique view he has as a wrestling trainer. “I wrestle, and cutting weight drags on your mind and body. You’re hungry and exercising…you have to be very mentally strong and you’re in a low state of mind.” He says that being weak in mind can drag a person down a lot and often lead to unnecessary pain.
“In Cancun, a lot of people are poor… there are things harder out there,” he said, realizing that even his stress is light compared to the loads that many carry around the globe.
Recognizing the effects that depression and suffering has on people is what drives Angel to want to be a speaker and motivate others to a better life. He hopes to one day travel the world and have a full time job giving speeches. “I don’t think I’ll be getting paid yet,” he said, looking to the future, “but I’ll be living on my own, helping others, not doing many things besides putting time into what I want to do.”
As a guy balancing work, family, and school every day, Angel knows that young people are capable of far more than most people think. “We are capable of a lot of things and have a lot of things going on in our life,” he said. “Not all of us make such bad choices.”
Those who have made bad choices, however, are who he hopes to inspire. One of the biggest motivators for Angel is that he knows things can get better for everyone. “People are really strong,” he said. “They are the future…they go through tough times and good times. They will make a difference. They got to encourage each other and keep doing difficult things.”
Angel has high hopes of pushing his peers to excellence. “I think we’re going to do a lot of great things – this generation,” he said.
May 26th, 2016, posted by Katherine Lown