An advice to my adolescent self
The journey of life can be exciting but it can be challenging too. As you progress in life, it is not unusual to come across challenges that will make you feel downcast. But your ability to handle this “unfortunate” situations is what makes life interesting. Imagine life without challenges. It will be boring huh? Or you might be thinking, ‘come on, how does challenges make life interesting?’
Well, I don’t want to bother with the advantages of challenges, but to make you prepare for them because they are inevitable. Whenever you are faced with a problem, the first thing you do is to take a step back and try to understand it and ascertain the degree of its effect on you. The truth is that, until you understand the problem, you won’t be able to tackle it effectively.
The second thing you do is seek advice from people,preferably elders. In most cases, you will find people who have faced a similar problem like yours and they will be able to tell you how they fared with it.
Finally you should make decisions based on what you you took from people. Don’t be afraid to fail because it will be a learning point for you that will be unprecedented. And one more thing: never shy away from your problems.