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MOTIVATION FOR TEENS
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
JUNE 2010




 

June 30, 2010
" Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
George Bernard Shaw --- Submitted by Twana I., Age 17 --- Iraq


June 30, 2010
" Sometimes it's not because your problem is too big, that you don't get through it. It's because of the way you look at yourself (as small and inferior) that your problem conquers you. You are more than a conqueror; always remember this, even in difficult times."
Written in 2010 by Sne Phungula --- South Africa
I chose this because many times, it's not the problem that is an issue; it is how we see ourselves in comparison to how we see the problem.


June 30, 2010
" The world is dying, but anyone can save it. Anyone who cares enough can change the world."
Written in 2009 by Lizzie E., Age 14 --- California




June 28, 2010
" Some people say that before you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. So, I say, why not make it something worth watching?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erika H., Age 17 --- Missouri
I chose this because I have seen so many people waste their lives away worrying about material things! When they re-watch their life, they won't have any 'good' memories! All they will remember is what shoes they wore, the clothes they had, they type of phone, ect. They won't have memories with their friends and family. They won't see themselves out in the world having a blast, because they didn't think those things were important.


June 28, 2010
" Don't be stuck in the past and worried of the future. Enjoy your present and if everything happens for a reason, don't think about it; live until you find that reason, just don't forget to smile."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Monica W., Age 14 --- California


June 28, 2010
" Will you look back on life and say, 'I wish I had or I'm glad I did'?"
Zig Ziglar --- Submitted by Sheshanie N., Age 17 --- Sri Lanka


June 23, 2010
" Even if your teammates don't like you or you don't like your teammates, you gotta play the game and work as hard as you can to make yourself better at the sport."
Written in 2010 by Aaron G., Age 13 --- Washington


June 23, 2010
" Accept fate. Struggle with it and don't run away from it."
Written in 2010 by Zino K., Age 18 --- Malaysia
I wrote this because I was touched by a guy name Mahdi Gilbert. He's a magician and he loves magic. .Although he's handicapped, he never let go of his dream to do magic.


June 23, 2010
" We choose our path in life; god just guides us."
Written in 2010 by Reyna F., Age 17 --- California


June 21, 2010
" Don't rush. If you wish to get a big fish, don't be angry because you have to wait for a long time. If you want to go on for a long journey, take time to tie your shoelaces."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sherilyn W., Age 18 --- Malaysia
People always say the strongest one will survive. In fact, the one who has the most patience will survive until the end.


June 21, 2010
" Only take steps forward and only on the good foot, then kick whatever gets in your way with the other one."
Written in 2010 by TyAlaxandar --- New Jersey


June 21, 2010
" Always smile, even if your hurt, because no one else can hurt you more then yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kenneth P., Age 17 --- Washington


June 16, 2010
" You are what you believe yourself to be."
Kevin Paul --- Submitted by Shreyash R., Age 15 --- India
I read this in a book called "Study Smarter Not Harder" and it really inspired me. One day I was sitting in the examination hall while other students were checking and seeing each other. They even told me that my answer was wrong. I really didn't know whether my answer was right or wrong, but I did not change my answer. After result, I TOPPED in that subject and the subject was Social Studies.


June 16, 2010
" The only time you can truly love yourself is when you start loving the parts of you that you have always been teased about or that you hate. Your path to self love begins by acknowledging that you are not perfect, however, you are beautiful and different."
Written in 2010 by Sne Phungula
I chose to write this because many people struggle with their images. So by writing this, I hope it will help others with gaining self love.


June 16, 2010
" Don't see others being better than you. Beat your own records and you will find success because success is the fight between who you were and you are."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jimit B., Age 18 --- India
Human beings cannot compete with others but compete with what they were.


June 14, 2010
" Sometimes saying goodbye or letting go is the right thing to do. It doesn't mean that you are too weak to hold on but you are strong enough to let go!"
Written in 2010 by Ankit D., Age 17 --- India


June 14, 2010
" It's not the face, but the expressions it makes. It's not the voice, but it's what you say. It's not how you look in your body, but the things you do with it. You are beautiful."
Stephenie Meyer --- Submitted by Sammy B., Age 17 --- Texas
I think this is something that all girls (and boys) need to hear.


June 14, 2010
" Pain can unveil two totally different paths, whether it be success or failure. Each path opens up to us according on how we react to it."
Written in 2010 by Pete C. Zafra
I made this quote just now for I realized that pain is both good and bad. If we work hard and do our best, we experience pain but react in a positive manner therefore bringing success to our lives. If we fail and not accept that failure, then there is not much we can do in life unless we change the way the think and react to things.


June 9, 2010
" We have no choice as to what color we are born as, or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have though is the choice over what we make of our lives once we're here."
Written in 2009 by Kate F., Age 15 --- Australia
I wrote this after I had experienced a journey into the 3rd world areas of South Africa. We were suppose to be writing a diary each night of what we experienced and learnt etc. I couldn't think of any words each night, as I was too hurt by the condition I saw these lovely people in, so instead I wrote a small quote.


June 9, 2010
" Life is what you make it so make life worth it. God is always with you no matter what."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lolari, Age 14 --- Uganda


June 9, 2010
" Happiness is like a golden sunrise. We never want it to end. Know though that it will rise, once more, when the sun has set."
Written in 2010 by Silvio M., Age 16 --- Australia


June 7, 2010
" Anything that relaxes you or give you some sort of comfort, on your path to your goal, can be the biggest enemy/obstruction for you on your path to your goal."
Written in 2010 by Ayush M., Age 18 --- India
This quote is based on the success and failure I went through in my life. This was also the result of my bad performance on my school exam because besides studying, I kept my mind on TV, Internet, and friends. These gave me some sort of comfort but also constantly reduced my concentration.


June 7, 2010
" Listen to your heart; it might stop tomorrow. Listen to your mind; it might end today. Trust your gut, because true friends will always be there for you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kenneth P., Age 17 --- Washington
I thought of this when I was in my choir and writing my song. I was just thinking about how true it really is.


June 7, 2010
" Be you. Be yourself. There is no one else in your way. You can make your life great. Just take it one day at a time, even one step. You'll achieve in what you believe in."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.G., Age 13 --- Wisconsin
I wake up everyday and remember this quote.


June 2, 2010
" You were given this life because you're strong enough to live it. Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes things fall apart so other things can fall together, but in the end, what's meant to be, will always find a way."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.H., Age 18 --- Illinois
I've gone through my fair share of grief over the last six years, whether it be deaths or broken hearts. But I've learned that although I may not know it at the time, there is a reason why we are put through so much heartache: So that we appreciate it when times are good and become a stronger individual. God would not allow us to go through tragedy if He did not believe we could handle it.


June 2, 2010
" You're only invisible to those who don't deserve to see you."
Written in 2010 by Gabby S., Age 15 --- Maryland
I was always hoping someone would tell me something like this.


June 2, 2010
" Love has become more of a word than emotion, until you have truly felt it. That's why I can proudly say, "I love you"."
Written in 2010 by Dylan H., Age 18 --- Canada
I thought of this because I have never really known what it meant to be in love. I always just said it but now that I have felt it, I know what it means to be in love.




 

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