We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Padron and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Diana, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
There are too many factors that influence whether to keep going or to give up, I personally think there are a couple question to consider before taking a decision, such as: Is this taking you closer to reach your goal? Is this situation giving you mental health? Are you proud of what you are doing? Are you happy with it ? If the answer of one of this questions is no, then I think you should consider giving up and try something else that answers “yes” to all of those questions. There are some factors such as time that is not worth to lose doing something that doesn’t makes you happy, I think life is too beautiful to do stuff just because we supposed to do but no because we want to do. Is really important for a person to success in life to follow their instinct, once you know yourself and you know what you like or what you are good at it is easy to begin a process that can take you to where you want to be.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a sells person who believes in the power of a smile. I’m really proud of the woman I have become in the past few years, I came from Venezuela which is a wonderful country but in poor conditions, I found my self in the position to moving to Texas and become a better me, leaving behind all my culture and family. I use that as an inspiration to other people from Latin American countries who lose their hope to reach their goals. I think there are no limits in this life that can stop what you really want to do. I’m here today because I put all my focus on learning English and building professional relationship with people who could guide my path. It was not easy at all to leave all my life behind to start a new one, but I believed it was for me and my family’s best. I overcome the challenges by keeping my mind focused on my goal and by staying away from distractions. The most important lesson I’ve learned along the way is that patience is a virtue, is really important to keep in mind that everything good or bad is going to pay off at some point, we just need to trust in the magic of beginnings and endings. I want the world to know that every human being is capable of doing anything, you just need to trust in yourself.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take them to eat brisket sandwiches in Heins bbq. Take them to the trail lake for a walk, to the water gardens, I will also take them to some iconic bars at Stockyard, eat some ribs in Saltgrass and last but no less important to enjoy Dallas at night time.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This is dedicated to a very special person to me, Anthony Martinez. He has been an endless support in my life and a figure of inspiration to me. I will always be in debt.

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