Many of us experienced the pressure from other’s expectation or so called peer pressure. Many people will settled for the comfort zone. I am not saying that settling is bad. However, when you are young, you should try new things and ideas. The feeling of satisfactory is not easy to get. Non the less, challenge yourself is also an important task as well. I believe many of you had the feeling of accomplishing the things that you thought was impossible. Yah, it felt awesome! Each of us has our strength and weaknesses. Before you get all fire up to face the challenges, try to understand yourself. In order for you to trust yourself, you will need to spent some time to know yourself first. Comparing with others can sometimes boost up our self-esteem. However, overly doing it will jeopardize the intuitive of the idea, which is to make oneself feel better about him/herself. Self-confidence comes from within. What do I mean by that?
1. Find the thing that you know you are better than many others.
2. You are a special individual and no one can replace you in this world.
3. You have experiences in certain area that most people don’t, for example, your job, your outlook, your relationship experiences or your environment.
4. You are loved and cared by friends and families regardless of what you do or where you go.
5. Respect yourself first then others will follow.
6. Although there are always improvements in life, you are doing pretty good now.
7. Don’t be afraid to face the fact. What you want to do or who you want to be. It will happen when you work on it.
I came from a background with a combination of three continents in the world. I understand what is lonely and what it could put your true self to test. Being away from home brings you many excitements and freedom and yet sometimes you feel you don’t belong anywhere. In life, first step is always exciting. When you done “enjoying” wondering around aimlessly, you will start to feel purposeless in life. Gradually you feel unfulfilled and then you start searching for your purpose in life. Here you are, pulling all your logical sense and trying hard to know yourself and finally you made your decision. On the way to your goal, many things will happen and many many many things/people will discourage you. Many people gave up and change their goal. Many people realized that they really didn’t set the goal right in the first place. Whatever your case maybe, I have to say, it is ok to be wrong. It is ok to try out different things.
Here is what I had learned:
Success starts at the moment when you believe in yourself. Success proceeds when you take action! Success achieves with your determination!
Believe in yourself. It is lonely at the top, but during the process, you will know who your true friends are. Don’t forget about where you came from and don’t hesitate on making the right decision. To me, people can be from different cultures, but what’s inside is really not that much of difference. The differences between people are just their own characteristics. We might celebrate birthday differently, but we all celebrate birthday! Or we all have new years tho we might not have it on the same date! Being successful might not bring the most money in the world, but it certainly brings joy in your life. ;) Be open minded and accept the challenges. I am sure you will get to your goal soon enough!