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#SocialChallenge Day 4: 10 Things I Would Tell My 16 Year Old Self

Now that I am no longer 16, time has proven to be a wiser teacher than I thought. I thought I knew it all back then. Yeah, I knew nothing! So here are some things I would tell myself if I could go back and speak to myself at 16. Hopefully my children will read this someday and avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made.

  1. You deserve to be respected.
  2. Stop trying to please everyone. It’s impossible.
  3. You will only spend about 5% of your life in high school. Whatever you’re embarrassed about today probably won’t be remembered in 20 years.
  4. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  5. Never chase a man who is not chasing you.
  6. Credit cards are the devil. Pay cash always!
  7. Don’t be scared to try something new.
  8. You will fail sometimes. Learn the lesson and keep it moving.
  9. Don’t pick a career based on the money you’ll make. The money won’t matter if you’re miserable.
  10. You’ll never get this time back, so make the most of it.

I thought I would keep it simple today. Are these some things you would tell yourself at 16 if you could? What would you add to the list? Drop your comments below.