High school is hard. College is hard. Balancing work and social life is difficult. Finding what excites you the most is difficult. Every student, at some point in their school career, faces these inevitable challenges. After all, struggling is part of the process of finding and becoming the best version of yourself. But understanding that the challenges you are facing right now are crucial to shaping who you are is just plain hard.
Sometimes hearing another individual’s experiences and wise words is necessary to feel confident about where you are. These thirty quotes are the ones every teenager should keep in mind.
Take one day at a time
1. Paula Yates — “I live one day at a time, one hour at a time.”
2. Carl Sandberg — “Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you cry.”
3. Dale West – “Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.”
4. Dik Browne – “Live one day at a time, unless you know how to live two.”
5. John Archibald Wheeler – “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.”
Look forward and keep on keeping
6. Sam Waterston – “If you don’t go forward, you go back.”
7. Martin Luther King Jr – “If you can’t fly, run, if you can’t run, walk, if you can’t walk, crawl, but whatever you do, you must keep moving.”
8. Paulo Coelho — “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with another hello.”
9. Will Smith — “Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone. Appreciate what’s left. And look forward to what’s next.”
10. Steve Maraboli – “The truth is that unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize the situation is over, you can’t move on.”
Surround yourself with supporters
11. Elizabeth Gilbert – “To be fully seen by someone, then, and to be loved anyway – it’s a human offering that can border on the miraculous.”
12. CS Lewis – “What attracts people to being friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
13. Eleanor Roosevelt – “Many people will come in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”
14. Khalil Gibson — “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
15. Jane Austen – “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for those who are truly my friends. I have no idea liking people halfway; it’s not my nature.”
You are closer to your goals after each day
16. James Cameron – “If you set ridiculously high goals for yourself and it fails, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”
17. Tony Robbins – “Setting goals is the first step to turning the invisible into the visible.”
18. Scott Kelly – “If we have a goal and a plan, and are willing to take risks and mistakes and work as a team, we can choose to do the hardest thing.”
19. Napoleon Hill – “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”
20. Josh Hinds – “Making sure our goals are properly aligned with our passions only makes sense”
Remember to pause and appreciate what you have
21. Harold Whitman — “Ask not what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you alive. And then go ahead and do that. Because what the world needs are people brought to life.
22. Helen Keller – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
23. Nina Dobrev – “Even as you grow up, you should never stop having fun.”
24. Hans Christian Andersen — “Enjoy life. There is plenty of time to be dead.
25. Joe Namath — “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
Failure is the door to new endeavors
26. Thomas Edison – “I haven’t failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
27. JK Rowling – “Failure is so important. We talk about success all the time. It’s the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.
28. Lance Armstrong — “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
29. Tom Krause – “There are no failures, just experiences and your reactions.”
30. Taryn Rose – “Fear regret more than failure.”
Whether you’re feeling depressed by a grade you received on a test or struggling to find your passions, students need to remember that they have the ability to pursue their goals and become the person they or they want to be. Each individual carries the immense power of having the opportunity to achieve their greatest aspirations and goals. The pain is temporary. Feeling lost is temporary. Not knowing who you are is temporary. Time will bring you the answers to your questions. The only thing you can do now is hold your head up high and wait.