The teenage years are the years we begin to notice and learn things about ourselves, a time when we begin to question ourselves, our existence and who we are.
It’s also a time when we’re our worst critic. But where life depends on how well we do as a teenager and it is a contributing factor to our success, it is primarily our attitude that will determine how well we cope as an adult.
But the adolescence years don’t come without its challenges. It’s important that through the adolescence years, teenagers are able to adopt a more consistent way of thinking and feeling, because that will determine how they choose to behave. Those years aren’t so straight forward because moving away from childhood into adolescence will always come with mixed emotions, and external forces that will always come into play.
Unless teenagers consciously make themselves ourselves aware of their traits, their traits will contribute to a wide range of outcomes later in life. With the right input and support, they can thrive in an environment of care, but it’s important teenagers are given space to grow and mature, so that they can go on to make their own decisions.
As we grow up it’s important we understand who we are. No amount of research can make up for what we deal with or what we come to experience and how we may react. We must learn about ourselves, but to do that we must put the hard work in.
As teenagers we must understand our parentage, our culture, our siblings, and all the external things we don’t consciously think about, because those are the things that will eventually become the catalyst for how we react.
And whilst stress has an impact on our personalities as we grow, it’s simply not good enough to rely or hide behind that. It’s important we continue to evolve and grow, so that we can succeed as the adult, in an adult world.