Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day 15: All my Mistakes and Doubt


If I am being honest I have put off answering this question. I wanted to give myself a few days to really think about the answer.


Day 15: What advice would I give my younger self? (Do I follow this advice now?)

There are two things I would tell my younger self. The first thing I would say is do not be afraid of making mistakes. I cannot put into words how much I did not feel I could make mistakes, and how that hindered me in so many things I have wanted to do. I was so afraid that my life would amount to nothing but mistake after mistake.

The second bit of advice would be to go for it. Outside of not wanting to make mistakes I really did not feel like I was good enough or able enough to do things I wanted to do. The first time I took a very big chance was when I started school and I think had it not been for Noah I would have dropped out.

At this point in my life I do follow my own advice. I cannot say had I told my younger self this I would have listened. I had to grow and learn and the best way to do that is living. In self reflection I can see that in many ways I am not the same person I was even 5 years ago. I am less inclined to take a step back because of fear or doubt. It is okay to have fears and doubts it is also okay to face them and find new fears and doubts that is what life is made of.

5 comments:

  1. We definitely learn these things as we get older. I used to hesitate with every single decision I make. Heck, I still do sometimes. But I'd rather live carelessly than live with regret!

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  2. "Believing in yourself and owning your faults" is a very important lesson I think we all wish we could go back and scream at our younger selves! ;)

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  3. I would tell my younger self to NOT sweat the small stuff and to not give TWO Fs about what people think. Because honestly, everyone is selfish, so even if they "made fun of you" in some capacity, in 2 seconds they'd forget because they have their own problems to deal with.

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  4. Living a sheltered unproductive life in youth is certainly a hinderance as you get older. I never realised how much playing piano, taking dance classes and all my hobbies set me up to hit the ground running in adulthood. It's never too late to put new habits into practice however. To quote Mohammed Ali, "Impossible is nothing."

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  5. It's never too late to start taking your own advice!

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