As a teenager, I was really unkind towards myself. I was grappling through all kinds of complexes. I did not feel good about myself. I felt that I looked like a weirdo. I had this weird feeling that I was an outcast and that I did not fit in. I was performing badly at school and was fairly certain that I would fail. I was uncertain about the future.
If I could go back and talk to my teenage self, I would tell him the following things:
- Be thankful of everything that you have, it makes the world of a difference.
- You are awesome, you just don’t know it (or you don’t see it) yet. Wait for a few more years. 🙂
- If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hands. That’s the way the world works.
- You are a kind person, and kindess is going to be your biggest asset. Stay kind.
- Academics is important but not the be all and end all. So what if you scored low on one small test. You’ll do well in other tests – all you need is to not be let down.
- Think out of the box, that’s going to be your mantra for survival.
Now, time to get a time machine! Where’s that DeLorean when you need one?
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