Everyone has a bad day; one of those days that nothing goes the way you want it to. Your friends aren’t agreeing with you; you lose your sports game; you lose your phone. All of these things are causes of a bad mood and an irritable personality. When this happens, you tend to take it out on other people. Being negative can be the cause of many problems for you as well as your friends and family; so be positive and optimistic about everything you do. You make more friends that way. It’s a lot better to be around a fun, positive person rather then a gloomy, negative person. Besides, being a pessimist can drain a lot of your energy. All that gloominess can make you exhausted. After all, it does take more muscles in your face to frown than to smile! So, think of the bright side of every situation instead of the negative one. There are both positive and negative parts of all situations, but only you get to choose which ones you will focus on. Focusing on the positive can put you and everyone around you in a good mood, while focusing on the negative can just make you feel worse. Dr. Seuss once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Don’t worry yourself with the negative things. So, learn to be an optimist about whatever happens and always be positive! After all, you can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.
We are all here for a limited period of time, is it worth it to spend any of that time being a pessimist?
Do you have a goal? If so, what is it? Goals start with dreams. So how do you turn your dream into reality. You start by making short term goals to get to your long term goal. What’s a short term goal? A short term goal is a goal that you can achieve in a small amount of time, like a week or month. Say your long term goal is to go to college. Think about short term goals that can help you achieve going to college. One of your goals may be to get straight A’s or getting more involved. Your long term goal could also be to be a professional athlete. Short term goals for that long term goal could be practicing sports every night. Whatever your goal is come up with short term goals to succeed.
Life is about working to accomplish your dreams. The point is talent only goes so far, to succeed requires hard work as well. Russel Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has been told all his life that he would never succeed in football, that he would never start,and that he’d be a failure. However, he proved them wrong; he is now the star of the Seattle Seahawks and a Super Bowl Champion! If you quit your dreams they won’t ever come true and you won’t experience what it’s like to live your dream. So, don’t let people stop you from your achieving your dreams Like Russel Wilson, you should rise above the others that say you cant make it and strive to be your best. Be similar to Russel Wilson; accomplish your dreams, and don’t let negatives pull you down. If you don’t start now you won’t know what its like to be an engineer, pro athlete, hair stylist, or what ever you want to be.
Wouldn’t you like to be known for doing something? Whether it changes the world or it changes somebody’s life. Not everything in the world is going to be easy; so, when there are those difficult moments don’t give up, think of this quote, “Remember that guy who gave up? Neither does anybody else.” – Unknown. Wouldn’t it be nice to come back to your middle school/high school reunion 30 years from now and everybody will know/remember you because of something you have done. Most of us know about Walt Disney and his productions, believe it or not but Disney didn’t become known by his first idea, in fact he was shut down twice in his career. Before Disney started earning billions of dollars from merchandise, movies, and theme parks all around the world he was fired by a newspaper editor. The editor said, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas”. Eventually, Disney started many businesses but they didn’t last long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. After being shut down twice that didn’t stop him. Disney kept plugging along and ended with success as the director of Walt Disney Productions. If Disney gave up after his failures, then we wouldn’t have the childhood memories we have. Walt Disney has taught us to never give up because you never know what is in your future. So, that one math or reading problem that you can’t figure out or just don’t want to do could affect your future. Don’t give up, ask questions if you need to, just know something great is just around the corner.
Self-Confidence would have to be the most important thing to have in yourself. If you never believe in yourself you will never really be able to achieve much in your lifetime. For a personal example, during baseball try-outs I didn’t do so well because I didn’t have any self-confidence. In academics, self-confidence is a key point in doing well. Self confidence is important in any field, for instance; in music, if you don’t have any self-confidence you might get stage fright or not be able to perform the one solo that you always wanted. It’s the same with anything else in your life, just have a little self-confidence and you can do anything. So, for now on, always have confidence in yourself. You will be amazed at the differences that it will make.