Do you have problems? If you’re a normal teen, I’m sure you have more than your share. Being a teen isn’t easy. If you have issues, who is responsible? Is it your parents? Friends? Teachers? That kid who sat behind you in third grade?
While others might be the source of our problems, in most cases we don’t have the power to change other people. For example, you can’t make your mom be a better parent and maybe that kid in third grade has long since moved across the country. So, who can change your situation? The answer is you.
Yes, you can empower yourself and make your situation in life better. It’s up to you to work up the courage and effort to make the changes needed to improve your life. It’s not always easy and you’ll encounter resistance for sure. But with a determined attitude and hard work, you can succeed.
Even if you talk to an adult to get help with an issue (which you should if it’s something like abuse, depression, etc.), you still have to work up the courage to do that. So, how do you empower yourself?
The first step is to believe in yourself. You have to believe that you’re worth standing up for, whether it’s being more successful, standing up to bullies, getting help with something that’s affecting you, and so on. For people who have been beaten down for years, it’s hard. But that’s the first step.
Second, you’ll need to find out how to change and get all the help you can. Reach out to like minded people and find all the resources out there. That includes books, the internet, friends, and yes, even adults. There’s no need to go it alone or reinvent the wheel.
Finally, you’ll have to do the work that change requires. The best things in life (going to college, financial success, health and fitness, overcoming illness, etc.) can require a lot of work. But, they’re worth it. If you want good things in life, it’ll take the hard work necessary to change your life.
So, empower yourself. You’re never too young. Lots of teens have done great things with their lives or have laid the foundation to be successful into adulthood. Start now. Be the person you want to be.