My Dear Child,
Remember to remind yourself . . .
“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.”
-Harold V. Melcher
There is no perfect — just your best. Have you tried your best? Then great! If not, know you can do better. It’s up to you to try.
Right or wrong — you know the difference! You have a choice. Think before you choose an action. If you choose wrong, take responsibility for the action and move on. Do not repeat.
Disappointed? There is no use in focussing on the negative. Choose to see the wonderful opportunity that comes next and start on it.
Be happy with your achievements! There is no use comparing your achievements to someone else’s – you’ll miss out on your own!
Focus on your strengths. In life, you are not going to choose a career that highlights your weaknesses!
If you are not smiling, think of something that will make you smile. Life is much too precious to be stressed out at such a young age. Don’t grow up too fast. You’ll be an adult soon enough.