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6 Truths Every Young Adult Should Be Told

6 Truths for Young Adults

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”~Douglas Adams

I sometimes wonder how different my life would have been if I knew certain truths as a teenager.

I thought I knew it all back then (it's a teenage virus). Here’s a list of things I wish I actually knew when I was a little know-it-all:

1. Thoughts Create Things

How cool would it have been to know, back then, that your thoughts are prerequisite to actually manifesting whatever you want in your life!?! I thought I was a victim of fate and ‘shit just happened'. It's so great seeing young people of today actually using the Law of Attraction in their lives and seeing amazing results. A new generation is certainly emerging.

2. You Can Be Anything You Want to Be

I grew up in an era where you needed good grades to get a good job that pays a good salary. Yada, yada, yada. I got a certificate in Interior Design that took me 5 years to obtain and I've never used it to date.

My parents, God bless them, probably were only handing down precious information that they had learned from their parents. I was told to get a steady job that pays the bills, and that there was no money to be made in being an artist or playing the guitar — I, luckily, trusted my gut instinct and have been rather successful at the two.

The sky is the limit with your dreams — go for it, guns blazing into the setting sun shouting ‘Yeehaw!’.

3. Choices and Perspective

Life is all about choices — they are unavoidable and we make them constantly. Some are great, some not so great. The good news is, you never set yourself up with anything you can’t get yourself out of.

Always view things from a different perspective, a solution is just around the corner to any given problem if you are quiet enough to hear your innate wisdom.  Life doesn’t just randomly happen to you if you take responsibility for your choices.

4. Forgive and Let Go

Holding a grudge means extra baggage for you to slug around — it's insanity.  This can even, in some cases, manifest as physical weight. Learn to let it go! And in doing so, you'll be doing yourself a great service.

To forgive literally means ‘to release from a debt'. It doesn't mean you forget what was done or that you have to have tea with the perpetrator every Sunday, it simply means you release it from your life and forgive the ACTION of the person (you never have to see them again if that is your choice).

Read related article: How Letting Go of Grudges and Practicing Forgiveness Will Make You Happier

5. Don't Take Opinions Personally

You're never going to have universal popularity, so just be yourself and balls to the rest. Those who like you will stick around and those who don't will leave — it's actually a great deal.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and their personal tastes — there is no ‘one size fits all' out there. Read related article: 9 Truths About Letting Go of Opinions That Taint Us

I was told, in the younger years, not to ‘listen’ to people if they caused me pain but I didn’t truly get that when I felt insulted I was inadvertently agreeing with what was being said and I took it on as an agreement (please read ‘The Four Agreements ‘ by Don Miguel Ruiz).

Be cool with who you are. Which leads into the next point…

6. Conforming is For Woosies!

Don’t try to be who you are not — originals are what good people are after not carbon copies of everything else out there. Don't be afraid to shine your weird little light and show the world your uniqueness in whatever way excites you.

The world totally want your kick-ass vooma more than it wants another ‘Ken' or ‘Barbie'. Read related article: Why Being Weird is Unusually Cool!


CRDCherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author/columnist, multi-media artist and musicianfrom South Africa.

To date, she has published 3 self-help and motivational books and brings out weekly inspirational blogs at her site Get stuck into finding your passion, purpose and joy by downloading some of those books gratis when you click HERE.

Her ambition is to help you to connect with your innate gift of creativity and living the life you came here to experience by taking responsibility for your thoughts, actions and becoming the co-creator of your reality. You can follow Cherie on Facebook (The Art of Empowerment — for article updates). She also has an official art Facebook page (Cherie Roe Dirksen – for new art updates) and her band’s Facebook page is Templeton Universe.

This article (6 Truths Every Child Should Be Toldwas originally written for and published by Conscious Life News and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author Cherie Roe Dirksen and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons

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