If you fail to take care of yourself, nobody will take up the challenge for you. You must take the first position. Allow things in your life arise from your happiness and be that person that makes you happy.
Take walks regularly. Stop and look at the ocean waves. Read a great book. Observe an elderly lady couple holding hands. Life is made up of these small things that seem insignificant. They are not insignificant as they may appear and as a youth you should take your time to appreciate them.
Every person is special and have their uniqueness in their own way. Having this understanding while you are still young is very important. Take pride of the person you are and do not be afraid to let the world know it.
Fear of criticism is one of the most destructive fears known to humanity. It is capable of crippling you to the point of paralysis. It is important to learn early in life that it doesn't matter what people think of you. Besides, people are too worried about what you think about them to care about you.
Make being positive a habit early in life. Your success in life will depend on your own thoughts and these thoughts can either be positive or negative. You are the only one who has the power to choose what to control. Positive thoughts attract success.
Avoid bad situations, unhealthy relationships and people who make your life worse. Letting go of a close friend who is dragging you down may be a difficult decision but its intelligent and worth it. Failure to do so can negatively affect where you end up in life.
It is said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. This is absolutely true. If you want to be a successful person, hung around with successful people. If someone has what you want, you can do what they do and get what they have.
Being caught up in your past can seriously make you stagnant and unable to progress in your life. Have an understanding that life is just a series of events and move on. You have the power to mould your future but you can never change the past.
Most people want to travel the world, see new things and meet new people. When you have a family and start getting children, your travel options may become limited. Even if you tell yourself that you will travel, this may never happen. Do not put it off. Get out there and see the places you desire most.
In this time and age, knowing a second or third language is not a hobby any more, it can assist in your career. Having the ability to communicate with people from multiple cultures makes good business sense and expands your personal growth.
If you fail to deal with your fears, they will haunt you for your entire life. It is obvious that you would never wish to go through life being deathly afraid of flying. You do not want the fear of public speaking to torment you till the end. Take these challenges head on and early on and overcome them.