"MOTIVATING TEENS"<br />DECEMBER 2008 | Motivating and Inspiring

"MOTIVATING TEENS"
DECEMBER 2008

December 17, 2008
" Nothing is impossible; it's just the fact that your mind believes that it is."
Written in 2008 by Babeyyy - Age 13 December 17, 2008
" We, as people, spend our entire lives trying to impress people. Make the person you impress be yourself and things will be simpler."
Written in 2008 by Lachlan M., Age 14 --- Australia
I made this quote myself when sitting in class one day. We were doing a test and my parents had such high expectations of me. I thought, "I am doing this to impress them. They won't be happy with my achievements anyway, so I will do my best to impress myself." Without that added load to impress my folks, I had less pressure and did well on that exam.December 17, 2008
" Life is a stage. God is the director. Human beings are the actors. Our bodies are just costumes that we wear. God gives us each a role to perform. We all go on the stage and do what we must. Do not judge others, as they are also actors like you are, performing their role. When you die you leave the stage and then go to God, the director, who shows you a clip of your performance on the stage (life review, Judgment day). When you are born into the world, you are a new actor on the stage. Lights, Camera, Action!"
Written in 2008 by Abel M., Age 17 --- United Kingdom

December 15, 2008
" I'm that shining star who is always ready to help others."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Naina G., Age 14 --- IndiaDecember 15, 2008
" Good enough is neither good, nor enough."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anna W., Age 15 --- Canada
I'm probably the poster child for perfectionism, but why is striving for betterment a bad thing? OCD all the way!!December 15, 2008
" The main test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sourav M., Age 15 --- India
This inspires me a lot.December 10, 2008
" Blood, sweat, and tears baby! I'm going to leave everything out on the court! Risk it all; play my game! I'll do anything and everything it takes to win!"
Written in 2008 by Chandler D., Age 15 --- TexasDecember 10, 2008
" It's impossible to blend in, so I might as well stand out."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Silena P. --- California
I go to a performing and fine arts school, and I learned quickly how much easier it was to be myself, than to be who I thought people wanted me to be.December 10, 2008
" Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Julia P.December 8, 2008
" You don't fail until you quit."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah-Lee S., Age 14 --- South Africa December 8, 2008
" We are not what we are but what we think we are; so always think positive."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Deepti C., Age 17 --- India
I selected this quote because it really helped me to think good about myself and I think it can help others.December 8, 2008
" The sky is not the limit when there are those who reached space."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anaeto C., Age 16 --- MarylandDecember 3, 2008
" The fear of failing or just failing at something multiple times should not shame you into quitting; it should motivate you to succeed that much more."
Written in 2008 by Aleya R., Age 15 --- New JerseyDecember 3, 2008
" Accomplishing discovery is great; but the knowledge you gain from the discovery is even greater."
Written in 2008 by David W., Age 14 --- CaliforniaDecember 3, 2008
" Everything goes in a circle, eventually it will come around and you will get your turn to shine."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mckinsey S., Age 14 --- UtahDecember 1, 2008
" To change someone's life... you have to destroy who they use to be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brittany A., Age 17 --- New York
I selected this because I have tried so many times to change my life but I always seem to fall back to who I always was. Now I realize that this is me. In order to change one's life you have to destroy the old life completely like it never existed but destroying the life I live now...will only destroy me...you can only help those who want it. This quote always helps me realize that I am me and I hope that everyone who reads this can understand that if they want to change their life then you have to destroy everything about you that you don't want to be. That is what will help you if you try. Only you can save you. Only you can destroy you.December 1, 2008
" You can't stand in the light forever. You'll eventually get blind and pushed back into the shadows...and that's when I shine."
M.Z. --- Submitted by W.A., Age 13 --- Canada
My friends. Really motivated me into thinking as an individual.December 1, 2008
" The only way to succeed is to fail."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.A., Age 15 --- New York
I chose this because it's saying you have to go through failure in order to succeed in doing what you want.

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