Confuscious, the Chinese Philospher is quoted as saying : "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." In other words, it is in the 'doing' that we appreciate and learn the meaning of an action or activity, not in thinking or day dreaming about it.
Many teens daydream often about the things they would like to do. Do you? If you can 'dream,' you can 'do.' You need to maintain a positive 'can do' attitude and like many successful people have done, you need to write your goals down along with a timetable and plan for achieving them. You need to discover what it will take, what your willing to do to accomplish your goal, identify possible obstacles and determine how you will overcome them. You must resolve to stay the course even when other's discourage you or when problems seem insurmountable.
And there will many of those times; if it were easy everyone would be a star. Post reminders of your goals in prominent places like your bedroom mirror. Give yourself a pep talk every day. Reward yourself when you make significant strides.
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Ann Marie is a published author and senior at Cal Lutheran University, majoring in Elementary Education. Currently living at home with her parents and younger brother, Anthony who is also a published author.