My heart jumps with excitement as I write this. Growing up could be quite exciting but the uncertainty that comes with it could be overwhelming.
Here are some of the things I wish I could tell the 18-year-old me.
Dear 18-year-old me,
Life is beautiful. Approaching life with the right mind, attitude, and expectation could go a long way in helping you lead an appropriate life.
You should follow up with some of these tips:.
1. Discover yourself
You should get to know yourself. Life will toss you up and down but when you know yourself, dealing with such will be much easier. A step to knowing yourself is seeking your creator. A person that manufacture an equipment will write a manual for its function. Study your manual in order to get acquitted with your functionality. Make the word of God your guide
2. Pressure is real and so is failure
This is not to scare or make you sad, but a lot pressure will come. You will experience pressure form society, peer, family, and others. Get prepared to face them with your head high. You will rise and fall, maybe falling more often than rising, and that’s okay. Go through it and get better.
3. Be open to learning
Use this period to learn as much as you can. Gather facts, get to know how to do things better. You can travel, read, discover, and explore.
4. Make real friends
Notice I didn’t just say make friends I added “real” before the friends. This is because you will meet a lot of people whom you would love to befriend.
Before making friends, be sensitive to their values, goals, and ambitions.
Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.Proverbs. 13:20
You have to build capacity to let go of things easily and genuinely.
6. Set priorities
It’s one thing to know what’s right, doing things at the right time is another thing. Learn to prioritize things and abide by them. This will help you manage your time wisely.
7. Avoid unhealthy competitions
Be original. Nothing beats you being you. Comparing yourself with someone else will not build your self-esteem. Improve on yourself but never compare yourself.
8. Appreciate yourself
Celebrate your wins no matter how little it might look. When you achieve success, celebrate it in your own little world. Make yourself feel good. Doing this will make you less concern on how others are treating your win.
In all, live life. You only live once, make that life a worthy one. Live one day at a time and enjoy every moment.
Determine to make life know that you once lived.
Dearest, you are a complete package. Make use of all that you have and will still have.
Your older self
What would you tell your older self if you had the chance?