Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried but you have actually been planted. The phase of germination in plant’s lifecycle is similar to the childhood and teenage life of a person. The nutritional level decides the proper growth of the autotroph, as well as right decision, proper education and enormous courage shapes the future of a child.
It does not matter where you are born. The willpower within you sails the boat of your destiny towards success. To achieve the successful life, you must work very hard. Nothing will work unless you do.
Salem Nayef, the active President of United Arab Emirates Volleyball Federation, was born in a small village of United Arab Emirates. It was not easy for him to come to this platform within the age of 36. From childhood, his favourite activity was sports, and he used to practice it religiously on daily basis. Later in life, he decided to pursue his career related to sports, and earned degree which suited his interests.
Salem Nayef completed the Bachelor degree of Arts in Law from Cairo University, and also did his diploma in management engineering from the same institute. He earned another degree in strategic planning from University of Sharjah, and diploma in Sports management from the same educational institution. His education related to his hobby put the ray of positivity in his career. Salem Nayef‘s prosperity in life is mainly the result of his optimistic courage towards his dream. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
His elevation in career started in the year of 2011. He became the Member of the Board of Directors of the General Sports Federation of Governmental Institutions. He was nominated by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Salem Nayef became the Assistant Secretary General of Sports Federation for Governmental Institutions in 2012. He is also the Executive Director of “Bani Yas Sports Club”, United Arab Emirates. He has held the Secretary-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Departments Takaful Fund, the Vice President of the Emirates Volleyball Federation.
Salem Nayef is the chairman of the National Teams Committee and Head of Competitions in the “Emirates Volleyball Federation”, member of the Supreme Committee of the “World Cup for Volleyball Teams”, member of the Supreme Committee of the “Asian Cup for Volleyball Teams”, and Director of the Gulf Championship, the Cooperation Council for Volleyball in the “Al-Jazira Club”
He says, “Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” He believes that, dreams don’t work unless you do.
In 2015, Salem Nayef became the First Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Volleyball Federation. His life portrays a good example of the phrase “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.”