Reminder To All Struggling Students: Don’t Give Up Just Yet

Posted by Prajna Chaudhary
April 16, 2017

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Most of us are lucky enough to say that by the end of our twenty’s we’re no longer feeling completely and utterly lost. But in case you’re not there yet or you feel like you won’t be able to see a day where birds sing and the sun is smiling seeing you , here are a few things you may need to be reminded of right now.

1.There are a thousand different routes you can take to get to where you want to go. Don’t beat yourself up in the process – just keep moving, steadily and slowly, toward wherever you would rather be.

2.Every single person you meet, interact with or think about in the course of a day has almost definitely had a period of their lives where they had NO clue what they were doing.You still have so much time to fail your career. At your creative aspirations. At your personal goals.
You are still young enough to fall and pick yourself back up, so many more times. So don’t be afraid to take those big, scary risks now – while you still have the time and the strength and the determination to start over.Because the only time which you shouldn’t go through is where you have to give up.

3.If you were never falling short of your own goals, you’d be living your life all wrong. Disappointment – in moderation – means that you believe in bigger things for yourself. And holding that belief in life will take you further than you could possibly imagine.

4.The choices you make now set the tone for the choices you’re going to make the rest of your life. So you’re allowed to make the choices you want to make – and only worry about impressing your future self.
Everyone grows up and grows into themselves at different paces.

5.Comparisons are a great thing if you’re using them to motivate yourself to rise up to someone else’s level of greatness. If, however, you’re only using them to beat yourself down, they are the single greatest waste of your time and energy. You are you. And if you want to rise above the rest, you have to use the skills that are unique to you, rather than pining after what comes naturally to everyone else.

Remember that you are struggling because you have to, that nothing good comes easy, and as cliché at it may be, remember that the fire that melts butter is the same fire that hardens steel.

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