Mistakes happen every day, so dear fellow teens expect them and learn to deal with them. Thing do not always go as planned or as we expected. You are not being a pessimist or a negative thinker by expecting mistakes; you are just being realistic and prepared to survive any challenge in life as a way to protect yourself.
Problems, setbacks, mistakes and losses are a part of life. They are something you have to accept. Do not let yourself be shocked if and when they happen. Be prepared. The more prepared you are, the less likely it is that problems will knock you off balance.
If something unexpected takes you by surprise, be strong and say to yourself, “I should have known!” Be flexible and adjust to any bad event without missing a beat. Then later, you can ask yourself how you could have prepared for the problems in advance.
Learn as much as you can from the situation, then move on. It will be unlikely that you make the same mistake again. That’s how you will handle mistakes and problems. And that’s how you get to grow and become the master of your life as a mature teen.
Sometimes certain things happen that make you question whether you should keep going. As long as you are enjoying what you are doing and making progress, keep going. Do not let those negative thoughts control and stop you.
My motto is “never give up”. I follow this very strictly. I only give up on something when it is perfectly clear that there is no other option. I do not let problems and challenges stop me.
You should always expect setbacks; learn how to solve them easily and never quit until you are done with it. Do not be afraid of mistakes and setbacks, because they are your best teachers. Learn from them; use the knowledge to build something great from them.
Lastly, if you want reach to reach your desired goal, to be successful and to live the life of your deepest dreams, you have to learn from your mistakes and challenges.