What Advice Would You Give to Your Younger Self? [SURVEY]
We all wish we could do it. Do what you ask? I know many people would love to go back and give some tips to our younger, less intelligent selves and say, “Hey, that right there…well, don’t do it, because it’s really stupid.” I know I would have a few words to say, even if it was just a few years ago.
I have made a list of three major life tips to my younger self, so if I ever get the opportunity to time travel, this is what I will say:
1. DON’T BE AFRAID TO GO THE EXTRA MILE – This can incorporate into a lot of things, but for me in particular, I mean in school and in my extracurricular activities in high school. Sure, I was overly-involved and loved every minute of it, but I tended to spread myself to thin and couldn’t give it my all of the attention each club, sport, activity, or even my classes deserved. So what I would want to say to myself is only get involved in the activities you would go the extra mile in, and don’t be afraid to do so in your classes as well!
2. SCHOOL IS GOOD, NOT BAD – I used to take the easy route in my classes so I didn’t have much work. This also incorporates with number one for part of the reasoning, but I can admit, I tended to be lazy at times in my classes. I would only listen to what I wanted and do the minimal work. If I could go back, I would tell myself to work harder because it will make it easier and benefit you in the future.
3. PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS JUDGE SO DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE YOURSELF – This is a big one to me. I have always been different. I don’t consider it a bad thing at all. I love to inspire people, be creative and push the limits. Whether it be with something I wear, making people laugh or fighting for something I believe in. I believe it is a great thing to stand out from the crowd. In school, it can come with consequences sometimes. Kids like to make fun of that person because they are different, and even teachers will do the same. It is a real shame when teachers stoop to that level. So I would tell myself not to let those people get you down. Their is a big world out their and your life has just begun.
Those are my three awesome tips to myself. So when I randomly find a time machine, I will be prepared.
What would your advice be to yourself? Comment below and let me know!
Oh, by the way here, are five tips Josh Hutcherson made to himself as well. He’s the hot guy off of Hunger Games. Enjoy!