Top five things to look for in a friend
- The sincerity to tell you what you need to improve on.
- The listening ear that will not hesitate to hear your sentiments.
- The comforting presence when things are not bright and shiny.
- The heart to share your dreams and goals with you.
- The laughter to help you ride out those grey days.
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Making a Difference
Little acts of charity, when strewn together, can make a big impact. People who are most fulfilled find joy not only by seeking their own happiness, but also by touching others’ lives. So don’t just let those old books and toys collect dust because a little kid might just find joy in them!
Learning From Mistakes
The most successful people are those who do not let their failures dishearten them from running their own race. They use their mistakes to discover how to improve themselves and even how to lead them to their most victorious feats.
Accept challenges that you think are beyond your capacity. You’ll never know if you have the ability to be a student council president unless you make an effort to run. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor, so stop basking in your comfort zone. Instead, take risks and plunge into the unknown!
The "Chicken Little" Syndrome
Just because an acorn fell off a tree, it does not mean the sky is falling. In the same way, when something bad happens, it does not mean that worse things are imminent. Learn how to adapt to changes because things are never really as bad as they seem.
Learn how to own up to your mistakes and avoid passing the blame onto others when things don’t go your way. They may be responsible for the things that happen to you, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to how you will choose to respond to what life gives you.
Comparing Yourself to Others
Everyone is different from each other so it’s futile to constantly measure yourself against your friends. Learn to accept your own flaws and work on your best traits instead. To become better in any endeavor, try to outdo yourself rather than your friends.
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