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The life of Ben Carson was filled with many events crossroads turning points and people who influenced him He was given a gift from God That gift was his hand coordination His precise handling and control has made him one of the most successful doctors in the world But how did he get there Certain events and people he met along the way have made him what he is today Someone who has affected his life the most was his mother Sonya Carson She always motivated him during his life always giving him that extra push he needed to succeed An example of her motivation would be when Ben was failing in his studies especially mathematics Sonya made Ben remember the multiplication table She also gave him encouraging words such as You can do it Bennie You just have to set your mind to concentrating Also when Ben told his mom I want to be a doctor Can I be a doctor mother She retorted Bennie listen to me If you ask the lord for something and believe He will do it then it will happen Words like that will encourage any child to be what they want to be Why did he want to become a doctor When Ben was eight years old he went to church and heard a story about a man and a woman who were running away from people who were chasing them They prayed that the people wouldnt find them Their prayers were answered when they stumbled upon a small ditch and hid there Ben believed God helped them in their time of need Thats when he decided to become someone who helped people A doctor This of course was an influence to him He never set nominal goals His mother also influenced him to never settle for less and aim high He then got much better grades in
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