Updated: Jul 1
Money, fame, success. They’re decided by two factors, the ability to work hard and a correct mind-set. And I believe that before getting out into the real world, you ought to work on improving every last bit of your mind-set.
These are my top 3 teenage lessons ,that I feel, has helped me more than anything else.
People who break you, people who doubt you, people who break your heart are the same people who help you grow in life. If someone makes fun of your weight, use it as a motivation. If someone tells you won’t do well in life, use it as fuel. Your future is only in your hands. If you feel like an inferior ,now, that’s okay. Life is a constant self-improvement process. So you can chose to sit and feel bad about people and about your situation or you can choose to grow at every aspect of your life and become the best version of yourself.
Your flaws are actually much smaller than you think, whether it’s the acne on your face or that extra bit of fat on your stomach. The truth about world is - nobody is perfect. And the truth about your life is, that you notice your flaws more than anybody notices them. In this world full of fakeness and factors of insecurity, you have to learn to love yourself. There are things that you can’t change about yourself and then there are things you can choose to work on, external factors that you can change with the help of correct knowledge; and for the things that you can never change, like your hair, your skin color, your nose learn to love those things they make you who you are. For the things that can be changed up, do your best to learn more about them, the clothes you choose to wear, the little factors related to your external appearance. It’s all changeable.
You’re going from being a child to becoming an adult and all this is the part of becoming an adult. With external confidence you’ll give rise to internal confidence and with internal confidence you’ll give rise to internal happiness.
The biggest teenage life lesson of all.
Never let marks define you. The sad truth is that we’ve been brought up in a world where we’ve been constantly told that the marks will determine how happy you’ll be in your life, but the real truth is that marks will only determine the first few chapters of your career.
5-10 years on your career, nobody will care which college you went to or how many marks you scored in your Mathematics test. They’ll care about how good you’re at what you choose to do. They’ll care about the kind of human being you’re. They’ll care about how much love you put into everything that you do.
Right now your parents and teachers might be pressuring you but that’s only because they want to protect their own reputations. When they say, 'you embarrassed them', it’s only their way of motivating you in life, they’re just looking out for you. So don’t feel bad if you’ve scored badly, it’s just a small dot on the timeline. Your marks don’t decide your future, but the hustle in the silence will decide it.
At every stage of your life hustle towards becoming the best version of yourself, hustle towards loving every last piece of who you are.
3 Point Formula for Success-
One; love people, love your life.
Two; have gratitude for everything that the world has given you.
And three; focus on happiness, focus on all the positives of your situation, your life and who you are. You’re more beautiful than you can ever imagine, but it’s for you to realize that.
- Suryansh Pandey