1 piece of advice to the 16 year old me

1 piece of advice to the 16 year old me

Here’s one thing I wish I learned when I was 16 years old and full of imagination, and I want to share it to you, my young reader.

Always remember that you have the best ideas inside you. The opinions of other people surrounding you are mostly noise that is more distraction than helpful. You have your own vision of how you see things, focus and build on that. All these actions that you take must come from within you, which makes your ideas unique. So always do the things you love to do, because if you don’t like what you’re doing, then you should absolutely stop doing it right away and review where you are at now. With everything I decide on to do, I always follow what innate feelings I have. 

I enjoy my own imagination. I am addicted to the process of completing my ideas from top to bottom. I refuse to operate my ideas with fear. Continue building on the ideas of those that have been established before you. Let that light up your path and give you direction in case you get lost. Stay inspired from within always. 

And never forget to enjoy the moment of happiness that you are in at. It’s the best high you can get, ever. Get addicted to that.

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December 12, 2020 James

For me, my sincere advice to the 16 year old me is to value education. You can have money, you can have fame but at the end, all these things can be taken away from you. Believe that education will always be in your side to help you!

December 15, 2020 Marinela Paano

A piece of advice to a 16 years old me is that never ever lose the chance of being a better person. Don’t set limitations within you just because you are afraid to try or failed. Never ever doubt your own ability because it is you alone can determined what you can do and don’t forget to seize the every moment.

December 21, 2020 Khel Lawrence

This is a nice piece of advice. Actually, it can be applied to any 16 yr old. Another useful advice would be don’t be gullible at everything that you would believe in. Be realistic and investigative in everything you see and hear. Also, be more of a listener rather than ranting out.

January 16, 2021 rhona

I will tell that you are a Unique person. When you look at others to measure your worth, you are dismissing your unique talents, physical features, and voice. Be the best you, as that’s enough. Never try to compare yourself to others, you will never find out the person inside you. So, build the life with your resources.

January 16, 2021 rhona

Pick your people wisely. Never underestimate the power of friendship to see you through the ups and downs, the fact of the matter is that very few of your current friends will remain your friends into adult life.

They will have a deep impact on how you do life. Make sure they are trustworthy, supportive, and kind. It’s okay to let unhealthy relationships go, and it’s also okay to avoid people you know aren’t healthy for your well-being. You can still be friendly and set firm boundaries with people, but you have a right to make your own decisions about friends, so don’t feel obligated to succumb to peer pressure.

January 16, 2021 rhona

Be courageous. The greatest lie you will tell yourself is that you “can’t.” The first step is always the hardest. Just doing that hard thing will strengthen you and help you realize you have more courage than you know.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.

January 16, 2021 edward

My advice to 16 year old self:
Work harder in school – You are actually a lot smarter then you think and you’ll want to study a lot of subjects later at university.

Expand your mind – If you start now you’ll have incredible wisdom at a young age. You have it in you. Read philosophy, psychology, astronomy, history, biology and art.

Don’t try to change your desire – People think you can forget it and will gladly help you forgetting. In the end it will be a waste of time. If you know what you want, go get it.

You can actually do film music – You are not too incompetent, it’s the same music you know how to make now, only with different sounds and instruments.

Exercise and eat healthy – It’s worth it. You’ll feel better and look better. People will treat you immensely better simply because of this. However, don’t let exercise rule your life, you’ll regret that too. And don’t grieve too much about the fact that people treat you better for a simple thing like this. It’s stupid and sad, but it won’t change.

January 16, 2021 edward

My advices to 16 years old self:

Work towards the job you want – Don’t just take any job after school, it doesn’t work out. You’ll not “get used to it”. It’ll depress the hell out of you. People are wrong about how you should address your career.

Skip that relationship – You are not in love, you just think that because she is the first to actually want you. That relationship will destroy everything you built up and you will miss a lot of better opportunities for relationships because of this.

Cherish your friends – Some of them won’t be around too long.

Try your best at something and finish it – You have no idea how good it feels. I have to emphasise on the “try your best” part. Finnish something half-assed has opposite effect.

Change, in general, is good – Embrace it fully, don’t make a half-assed attempt at embracing it.

The vast majority of people won’t understand you – Don’t get your hopes up and don’t try to control this. You can’t.

Don’t dwell on the past – It’s pointless, you can’t change it. Don’t do stuff like, writing a list of things you would tell a younger you. It won’t make any difference.

January 16, 2021 Joseph Santos

I think that I would tell my 16 year old self this: Do what you’d like, and like what you do. It’s not worth it to do things to satisfy others. Perhaps by the time we’re 16, we tend to have a good idea of what we’d like to do with our lives.

The one thing that many people, including myself, that keeps us from doing what we want is fear of failure. Not only that we might disappoint ourselves but others in our lives who are important to us. We all make mistakes, and sometimes, the thing we would like to do, isn’t possible. We’ll never know though, unless we try. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with failure, as long as you don’t dwell upon it, and can pick yourself up and move on.

January 16, 2021 aldwin

The thing that I would tell my younger self is that love is rare. If you find someone that truly loves you and that you love, nurture that love and never take it for granted. Life is full of traumas. Some large, some small. The one thing that is certain, is that we will all face them. To be able to deal with them along with someone who loves you, makes the process so much easier. To face them alone amplifies the effect of the trauma. Besides which, to grow up and mature with someone you love is magical.

Finally, don’t get too involved in the material world. Yes, it’s great to have all the latest and greatest things. Eventually, they all wind up in the trash, and what have you got to show for it? Save that money for things that make a difference: travel, meet new people, experience new things. Don’t be afraid of getting lost, because there are always people that are willing to help you. Memories can’t be either bought, or taken away from you.

January 16, 2021 James Santos

This advice that I would have given to my 16 year old self based on past present and future

Stop wasting time doing nothing.
Do something do anything productive or for leisure.
Learn new stuff.
Explore your interest
Finally you are in your late teens and about to step into the outside world where you have to act like a grown up.

January 16, 2021 James Santos

This advice that I would have given to my 16 year old self:
Follow a healthy productive routine
Have fun. Do the things which gives you happiness
Make friends
Make a friend circle
Take time when you are getting this teenager first emotional and don’t rush if you start feeling for someone

January 16, 2021 James Santos

This advice that I would have given to my 16 year old self based on past present and future

Stop following people and do something new out of the box
Love your parents and show them that you are growing up by taking responsibility
Become disciplined. This is the best time to become disciplined and making good habits
If you have done nothing big till now then take up something which interests you and work with full dedication to achieve some goals in the next few years
Start reading books. Can be anything but start reading and learning

January 16, 2021 James Santos

This advice that I would have given to my 16 year old:

If you are not a book person than start reading blogs and other reading apps. Start gaining knowledge everyday little by little which will make you a smart person someday

Do some extra curricular outside studies. Take one and do that sincerely

Don’t run after too many things. Stop being a jack of all and start working to become a master of one. But don’t stop exploring. Explore learn master it and than go to the next.

January 16, 2021 Hans Angelo

I will tell these things:

Love you parents. Because they are the only ones who will stay by your side when you have fever and paying your fees , not your friends.

Don’t judge people. You never know which battle they are going through.

Choose friends but wisely. Don’t make any random girl , guy your friend. Choose those who will stick by your side even when you are in shackles.

January 16, 2021 Hans Angelo

I will tell these things to my 16 year old self:

Trust yourself. It’s your life you are it’s master, you get to decide what career you want to take up ,parents will protest but it’s your job to convince them.

Feel blessed. Feel blessed that God gave you such helping parents, family and ambience. Pray on a regular basis. Thank God for the last meal that you ate.

Help people. Don’t hesitate to offer lift to strangers .Not all people are bad 🙂

January 16, 2021 jocelyn

I will advice that don’t worry what other people think about you because they aren’t thinking about you. Most people think only of themselves. That’s the reality.

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