There are lots of teenagers who fought to allow little their voices loud enough for the world to hear. They didn’t let the definition of others stick to them, instead they fought for a name, a strong one, to have a legacy that other teenagers can also learn from. They were just like every other teenagers, the only DIFFERENCE was that they flew beyond the limitations given to them by their parents, friends, families and backgrounds.
Examples of people who made history or broke records at teenage hood are listed below:
1. Kimberly Anyadike: she was the first Nigerian American teen to fly across the United states at 16. She flew from compton California to Hem port new Virgin in 2009. It took her 13 days to complete the cross country flight. She paid for her flight lessons by working many odd jobs around Compton Airport.
- Saheela Ibraheem: daughter of a United States Nigerian born immigrant parents. She got admission at the age of 15 into the Ivy League Harvard. She is studying Neurobiology. She is now one of the 50 world’s smartest teenagers.
Mala Yousafzai: she was born on the 12th of July 1997. She is a pakistani activist for female education and the youngest ever Nobel prize laureate. In 2012, she was the recipient of pakistanis first national youth peace prize. In 2014, she won the Nobel price laureate at age 17. She fought for girls rights to education. After suffering an attack by the Taliban, she become a leading advocate of female rights.
Balamurali Ambati: he is an Indian- American ophthalmologist, educator, and researcher, currently working at the University of Utah as a Professor in Ophthalmology. In 1995, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest doctor, at the age of seventeen.
Beth Reekles: she wrote a book at 15, had 19million viewers on the story. At 17, she won a three- book contract with a young division at Random house to publish her first book “the kissing booth” and two more. She earned a spot on TIME’s list of the most
influential teens of 2013, alongside household names like Malia Obama and Justin Bieber.
These are a few of the numerous teenagers who never made people define them. They acted beyond definitions. They fought to make a name, they broke the limitations and made a new edge for themselves.
They are all different, but they all have something in common. They don’t limit themselves to definitions the world has given them.
Pick a note, define who you are, who you want to be, draw a goal for yourself and how you can work towards it
Proverbs 22:29 do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
Learn to trust in God, no matter what, you never make it without him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proclaim God’s promises into your life everyday with prayers,
Romans 8:28 We know that in everything, God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
By doing this, you will break limitations and make history someday.