7 Things I Want You To Know Before You Grow Up

This is for my little sisters.

1. If you have something to say, say it, don’t mumble or say never mind or let someone else speak for you

Stick up for the things you believe in. Don’t let anyone make you question your morals, your thoughts, your integrity. But you need to own everything you say. TRY to think before you speak, your words are more powerful than you think. If you say something you regret, admit it and apologize. Lying about things you said or didn’t say will get you nowhere, but people will respect your honesty.

2. Getting your heartbroken is just as bad as it sounds

You will wake up one morning, thinking you just had a bad dream and you will realize..nope this is it. You will cry a lot, sometimes even in your sleep. You will think that you can’t go on another day without him, that your life no longer makes sense, and nothing else matters. Somehow though, you will pick yourself back up. You will realize there are SO many things in life that can make you happy and SOMEONE out there SOMEDAY will make you realize why it wasn’t meant to work out with him. You will know that you had to be with some wrong guys to know when you’ve found the right one.

3. Don’t take the easy way out, always keep striving for more

You will see so many people around you simply settle with what they have. They will sell themselves short. Live up to your potential. If you are going to do something do it with all your heart. Success is whatever you want it to be, but please find something that makes you happy, that fulfills you. Work to live, don’t live to work. Life is too short to do a job just because it pays the bills, find something that matters to you.

4. If someone near you needs help, always help them

Don’t be the person standing there thinking someone else will step in. Be the person that does.

5. Know your worth

Do not compromise who you are for anything. Do not let anyone take advantage of you. Never do anything you aren’t completely sure of because you feel pressured to. The type of people you want in your life would not put you in that type of situation. Remember that. No one else has to live with the choices you make but you.

6. Fall in love with as many things as you can

See the world, meet new people, leave your comfort zone. Do things that terrify you, it will make you stronger. Some of the best things that will happen to you will come from things you were almost too scared to try. Don’t let your fears ever hold you back from something you truly want to do.

7. Be grateful for what you have

There are people in the world thankful to have SO much less than you do. Don’t get caught up in material things, they don’t matter. People matter. Never become so engulfed in appearance and fitting some unrealistic mold that you forget just how incredibly beautiful you already are, exactly how you are. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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