If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
You are amazingly unique. Identifying who you are through creative descriptions or by your likes and interests, is a way to build your self-esteem. Everything about you, from your favorite music to your personal/professional dreams, makes you the wonderful person you are. You don’t have to like what others like, or share the same dreams. By being authentically you, you can be comfortable with who you are. You can be happy acknowledging what you truly enjoy. When you use positive self-esteem to regard yourself, you become your own best friend. You learn to value yourself and all that you are.
Respect and Attitude are Key to you becoming Unique and Unstoppable. Yes teens define these two terms so different than parents and parents define it totally different from teens. It is important to understand that these differences serve both to know who each of you truly are.
One thing I know for sure that will break my self confidence and yours is comparing myself to others by wanting to do things like they did instead of being me unique and unstoppable. It takes courage to learn from everything and build a unique pattern that fits you, allowing you to stay true to who you truly are. Who are you? What makes you happy? What dreams when you think or talk about them make you excited, giggly and childlike within? Those feelings are key to your being Unstoppable.
How do you want to live this one Life you have. How do you want to be remembered......
BE ENCOURAGED AND ENCOURAGING
Excerpt from Unstoppable a Teenager's Guide To Self Confidence- by DrStem Sithembile Mahlatini (available from DrStem and www.amazon.com)
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