Accept Yourself for Who You Are
Throughout college I've slowly been learning that we can’t be the world’s best at everything. Along every venture you will make mistakes. For your own well-being, don’t believe making mistakes makes you a failure at life. As long as you’re trying and learning from your mistakes, you are growing as a person and therefore, not a failure. You may not be the most talented, but you can be the nicest and hardest working person you know.
Be Your Own Hero
Growing up we heard stories with a hero figure who always does the right thing, always helps others out, and seems to be the nicest human alive. We all have poor traits and habits, but if we strive to follow the characteristics of a hero, we will inspire both ourselves and others around us.
Take Care of Yourself
Enjoy and take care of your body. It’s the greatest instrument you will ever own. Your body and mind will turn to junk if you treat and fuel yourself poorly. Eating right, exercising, and sleeping will help you not only look better, but feel better about yourself.
Don’t Put Others Down
As humans, when we are inferior, we have a tendency to bring others down to our level in order to make ourselves feel better. When you see someone super fit, don’t assume they’re dumb and spend all their time in the gym. When you meet someone incredibly intelligent, don’t assume all they do is study all day and have no social life. Instead, learn to be inspired from them. And if you’re brave, ask them to help you bring you up.
Stop Letting Pride Hurt You
The need for pride can be a great motivator to many, but I believe that pride hurts more than it helps. The desire to be respected and admired by everyone stops us from taking risks that could end embarrassingly. If we don’t take risks, we can never achieve or be anything truly remarkable. Don’t worry about what others think because; “Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.”