Motivation for teenagers




MARCH 2005


March 30, 2005
" You may feel small in this world but you mean the world to someone. Believe in yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie K., Age 17 --- California

March 30, 2005
" Forget past mistakes, forget failure and focus on what you're going to do now and do it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alisha H., Age 16 --- Utah
This quote helps me see that the past is in the past and we don't need to look back and put ourselves down; we should just keep looking ahead.

March 30, 2005
" Dreams can only come true if you have the courage and heart to pursue them. Don't ponder on the thought of success. Who knows if you'll have a tomorrow? Take action today!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andrea Marie R., Age 16 --- California
You have sooooo much potential. Live life to the fullest and when the going gets tough, rise above and be positive. With time, it will pass. The rewards are true happiness!

March 30, 2005
" Life is like football; if you keep pushing towards your goal, you will be greatly rewarded. Don't stop playing the game until you have won. There is no clear way that you know you have won, but when the day comes, you'll know."
Copyright © 2005 Joshua Perizzolo
I wrote this for everyone out there who needs a push in life. If this doesn't help you, I hope that somehow you will get that push you need to reach your goal. Remember, "No dream is too small".

March 30, 2005
" You will be rejected by many people in life. There will be those who will make fun of you, those who just simply need someone to pick on because they have nothing better to do, but only true friends can see past all the differences and accept you for who you are."

March 28, 2005
" Be an individual and don't lose your uniqueness. Love yourself and what you believe in. Don't follow the crowd if it means giving up what you value and want out of life."
Written in 2005 by C. S., Age 16 --- Tennessee
I thought of this quote, or "thought" really, myself. I am currently in a time in my life when I realize I have to be me or I won't be able to live with myself. I have to do what I love and believe in or I know I won't be able to attain what I want out of life. I can't do what my friends are doing or want me to do, just because they are doing it. I have to do everything for me, not them.

March 28, 2005
" If you doubt yourself and tell yourself that you can't do something then you will never do it. But if you tell yourself that you can do something, chances are you'll do it. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by P.S., Age 14 --- Scotland, United Kingdom

March 28, 2005
" A true friend is like a candle in the dark. It will lead you to the light, but it will never go out."
Copyright © 2005 Afua Frimpong
This is a quote I made up, when I came to realize how much my best friend has been like the candle. When I was in the dark, she always led me to the light, but never went out.

March 28, 2005
" The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters it that we embark."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Maeghan S., Age 17 --- Colorado
I've been having a really hard time with things for a while now and this just gives me some hope that things will be alright.

March 28, 2005
" Life is a rose; its beauty comes with thorns."
Copyright © 2005 Sam Ciano

March 23, 2005
" Things did not happen to me, I made things happen!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ty P., Age 18 --- Florida

March 23, 2005
" The Ogo of yesterday used to believe that when she was told that she was incapable of a task, Ogo would have complied. However, when the Ogo of today is told you cannot succeed she replies with: yes I can, because I already have."
Written in 2005 by Ogo I., Age 17 --- California

March 23, 2005
When you make a wrong decision,
Don't let that fog your vision,
Look up high and try again,
Even if what you did is a sin,
There are different days,
There are different ways,
It is up to you to travel the maze,
The maze of life is really hard,
But put it all in and make a good start.
Written in 2005 by Erika M., Age 14 --- Michigan
This poem is from me to all who need it. If you don't understand it, it isn't for you. For those who do understand, you know who you are, I followed my poem and got this far.

March 23, 2005
" Just because I don't do things just like you and just because you might not agree doesn't mean that I'm a bad person...I'm just different."
Written in 2005 by Jenn V., Age 17 --- New York

March 23, 2005
" A good friendship is a rare thing; as valuable as gold, as fragile as a butterfly, as strong as steel, as beautiful as a meadow and lastly, as rare as diamonds."
Written in 2005 by Jonathan R., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
If you have a good friendship, and you treasure it, recognizing it for what it is, then you will have something more valuable and worthwhile than all the kingdoms on the earth.

March 21, 2005
" Every step we take, we leave a deep footprint in history, no matter the size of the feet."
William Whitcher --- Submitted by Billy Bob L., Age 16 --- Michigan

March 21, 2005
" Never hesitate to aim for the sky, even if you don't have wings."
Copyright © 2005 James Briggs

March 21, 2005
" If you're looking for motivation because someone says you couldn't, there it is, prove them wrong."
Written in 2005 by Michael M., Age 14 --- Colorado
Just think about it, everything has motivation in itself.

March 21, 2005
" Life is full of surprises; you just have to be willing to expect the unexpected."
Written in 2005 by Phoenix P., Age 15 --- Texas

March 21, 2005
" Live like you were dying!"
Tim McGraw --- Submitted by Hannah B., Age 13 --- Georgia
Live every day to it's fullest. Don't worry about tomorrow! Treat everyone today the way you would treat them if you knew TODAY was your LAST day!

March 18, 2005
" We start small but we have dream big."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.M., Age 17 --- South Africa

March 18, 2005
" Give it your everything all day, everyday. You'll have plenty of time to rest when you die."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Logan K., Age 13 --- Illinois

March 18, 2005
" Love is hard to understand, so why try? Let your heart tell you what you feel, let your mind tell you how to feel."
Copyright © 2005 Shane Fredrick
I know young, but most teens can agree that 'love' comes along, and we might not even know it, and when we think it is 'love', its just lust.

March 18, 2005
" The only thing standing between you and your dreams is yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cameron C., Age 18 --- Australia

March 18, 2005
" Happiness is celebrating the little things in life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alison J., Age 14 --- Utah

March 14, 2005
" I only found myself as a person... when I stopped trying to be what other people wanted me to be, and started being who I really was inside."
Copyright © 2005 Renee Fletcher

March 14, 2005
" Be yourself, nothing more, nothing less. Don't change for anyone."
Written in 2004 by R. Mackall --- California
I wrote this when I was a freshman in high school when I was figuring myself out and I didn't know who I was.

March 14, 2005
" The first step in life is to be yourself and the last step should always be your first."
Copyright © 2005 Kendra Vesper
Don't try to be someone that you're not. If one day you are you, then the next day you should be yourself - like the day before that.

March 14, 2005
" If I would, I could!"
Written in 2005 by Jun Kuan, Age 17 --- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hope everyone likes it.

March 14, 2005
" The best blush to use is laughter; it puts roses in your cheeks and in your soul!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by O.J., Age 13 --- United Kingdom
This really inspires me.

March 9, 2005
" Don't waste your life away trying to figure out the kind of person you should be. Live life YOUR way, because you only get one chance to be real, to be you."
Written in 2005 by Noelle M., Age 14 --- Colorado
Everyone, don't let people tell you what to do. If someone has a problem with you, then they aren't worth your time anyway. Never let anyone tell you different, because you are a true individual.

March 9, 2005
" Sometimes the greatest things in life are the things we fail to notice."
Copyright © 2004 Amanda Bell

March 9, 2005
" Not all scars show, not all wounds heal. Sometimes you can't see the pain someone feels."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley Z., Age 14 --- Minnesota

March 9, 2005
" People who kill themselves, kill themselves on the wrong day."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.J., Age 16 --- Missouri
I have been struggling with suicide and this quote let me know that if I kill myself today, who's to say tomorrow won't be the best day of my life?

March 9, 2005
" If life is a game, when is it halftime?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amanda B., Age 13 --- Arkansas
This quote is just a saying to help you think that it will get better on the other side of game. You should always have hope. Your encouragement means more to you than another person's comments. Endurance is a special thing to have.

March 9, 2005
" Good things happen to those who believe good things can happen."
Written in 2005 by Molly N., Age 13 --- Oregon

March 7, 2005
" You have two choices in life, the choice to exist or to excel."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.R., Age 16 --- Utah

March 7, 2005
" No thorns, No crown!!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by N.C., Age 19 --- South Africa
This quote reminds that I must struggle and endure tough times in order to achieve my goal.

March 7, 2005
" Time waits for no one; live by the experiences."
Aaron Power --- Submitted by Alyssa L., Age 15 --- Alberta, Canada
Since he told me this, I have been living a whole new life.

March 7, 2005
" What people see in you is what people get. What a person decides to take or leave is up to them; don't beat yourself up."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.F., Age 16 --- Lima, Peru

March 7, 2005
" Just because you dislike someone doesn't mean you have to disrespect them."
Copyright © 2004 Serina D. Washington

March 2, 2005
" Fight for your rights, even when everything seems to be lost, stand up, make a difference, and never give up."
Written in 2005 by Clement M., Age 17 --- Iraq

March 2, 2005
" Go over, go under, go through, but never give up!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Meaghan S.G., Age 15 --- Illinois

March 2, 2005
" Life is full of uncertainties but you have to be brave enough to face those uncertainties for only then can you succeed."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sasha B., Age 15 --- Singapore

March 2, 2005
" Since suffering starts with everyone, why not let happiness begin with you?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Samantha Y., Age 18 --- Ontario, Canada

March 2, 2005
" The choices you make today determine the choices you get to make tomorrow."
Author Unknown -- Submitted by S.D., Age 18 --- Washington

March 2, 2005
" The people around you reflect on who you are. Choose wisely."
Copyright © 2004 Bailey Kutyn
People often think that they can hang out with drug users and not be a drug user, but what they do reflects back. I just don't see why people would live a life they'll regret, when you only live life once, but if you live it right once is enough.


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