SUCCEEDING IN LIFE
There are many ways be successful in life. If you start asking around, you will find that everyone has a different opinion about it. As a teenager, the pressure to succeed in school or become successful as an adult can feel overwhelming at times, but rest assured that many people feel this way. And no one person has all of the answers. At the end of the day, success is a personal journey that is unique to you. There is no right or wrong answer.
As you go through life, there are certain skills and tools that will help you to create more success, no matter what. Here are a few tips for getting started:
Create a support system: Be with people who make you happy, and let go of those who don’t. After all, friends are there to support you and lift your spirits in good and bad times.
Take care of your body: Go for a run around your neighborhood. Take your dog on a nice, long walk. Just exercise! It helps you feel better, mentally and physically. Not only that, but eat a nutritious diet full of whole, fresh foods. Studies show that people who establish healthy habits in their teen years will be healthier when they’re adults, so start now!
Communicate your needs: It may seem obvious, but learning how to speak up for your needs in a way that is honest, clear and also respectful of others, will make it easier to be in a relationship with other people (parents, boss, romantic partner). This one tip alone will make life SO MUCH easier!
Learn how to manage money: Money is required at every stage of life, and yet we’re not always taught in school how to earn money or manage it well. Take an introductory financial course, do some research online or ask your teacher for advice. Learn how to track your expenses and adjust spending based on money earned.
Do what you love: Studies show that people who pursue a life doing work and activities they love are happier and experience less day-to-day stress. It will also give you something to share about with others. Adopt a hobby and don’t be afraid to experiment with different activities. You might be surprised by what you find. There is no greater motivator than finding your true mission in life.