“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–which is: Try to please everybody.”
-Herbert Bayard Swope
This is basically another way of saying you can’t please everybody. You will always find the people who are dead-set in their ways and believe that everyone is out to get them. It’s sad to think about, but perhaps these kinds of people have lost something or someone in their lives that caused them to turn into a negative person. You have to let these people find happiness themselves if they are close-minded.
On that note, don’t stop trying to be a people-pleaser. You are commendable for trying to help as many people as you can. That is a great goal in life that you should never lose sight of.
Have you ever taken a moment to think about what you’ve done in recent past? From what you did a couple minutes ago, to what you did a couple years ago. I think a lot about the past two years of my life, perhaps to simply find satisfaction in the things I’ve done. I finished off my junior and senior years in yet another new school. Yet I keep asking myself if I did the right thing in my new high school. It’s sad to reflect upon my academic performance this way, but I just feel like I could’ve achieved so much more. The new school environment just didn’t feel right. You’re probably thinking that I should’ve been able to adapt to a new school just fine after doing it once before, and writing a book about my experience. But something life changing happened this second time I switched schools. During my first move, I had all my family members right beside me… guiding me down the right path. I mostly have my mother to thank for my strong performance in my first new school. She was awesome! She was the one who persisted that I write a book about my move and achievements, with the sole purpose of helping others. But then, right when I moved again, my mother unexpectedly passed away. The number one driving force to guide me to achieve great things, was now gone… and she wasn’t coming back. I can’t forget to mention my dad though; He’s done a great job juggling the new family responsibilities he was forced to take control of. But I guess this is what I keep reminding myself of… Experiencing the early loss of my mother made my thoughts scatter out of control during my last two years of high school. I was no longer very interested in socializing, or extracurricular activities, or chasing after a girl. That was all put on hold, as my family came first. But I can say at this point, things are looking up. Family matters have improved over time and I’m ready give my 100% effort going into college. Everything you read probably seemed really depressing, and I don’t want anyone to be left feeling down. That’s why I’d like to direct you to my YouTube channel, where you can find a wide selection of upbeat and helpful videos. I have a video series called “aThott” where I give practical advice to certain life situations. Throughout these episodes I give comical examples and scenarios to these challenges. I encourage you to check out my channel(Flixonix), at the link below.
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