“Prove It!” The two word phrase we have all heard so many times from our homegirls and boyfriends. I get it. Especially as a teen, you feel as if you have to prove something to everyone around you. Around friends, family, and teachers, it is constant pressure to prove yourself to them that you’re qualified or good enough to do something. Ok, so I’m about to let you in on a small life secret. Are you ready? Ok, here it goes… you do not have to prove anything to anyone except to yourself. Ok, so I know you’re still trying to take in what you just read BUT give me 2 seconds to explain why your opinion of yourself is the only one that truly matters.
YOU and only YOU- Ok, I know you have atleast 5 people at this very moment in your life pressuring you in some sort of a way. From being pressured from your parents to make straight A’s to your boyfriend who’ wants to go past 1st base, in both situations you have to focus on yourself. Even if it’s positive like getting good grades, you should want to do well in school because you YOU want to be successful. Same goes for negative pressure. You are the only one who can decide your choices in life. Be empowered!
Insecurities, Much?- “So why don’t you do this instead?” “Why would you wear that?” “Well, I would have done this if I was you .” All of these comments are comments of …a hater. Yes, I know that word is overused but you have to be careful about people who question you more than they do themselves. In reality people who question you or put you down are truly insecure themselves and that has nothing to do with you.
Your Life, Your Path- The dope thing about life is that everyone can be successful on their own individual path of life. The sad part is that many people get so caught up in someone else’s life that they miss the opportunity to be great in their life! The most important lesson to learn is that you live your life for yourself. Be inspired to be the best YOU that YOU can be.