Congratulations, Congratulations. You have made it. You have turned 13 years old. And now you can be called a teenager. You can’t be called a kid anymore. You have reached the first milestone in your young life, because turning 13 has a special meaning. Being 13 means you are maturing. Turning 13 means you are getting smarter. Being 13 means you should be able to make better decisions in the things that you do...
We all have to make choices in life and the choices that you make as a 13 year old will impact your life for good or not so good. You have a body, you may like it or not like it, but it will be yours to do with as you choose for life, so take good care of it. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. Some lessons you may not like or think of it as irrelevant or stupid, but all lessons that you learn will last you for life. Embrace the positive lessons and learn from the negative lessons...
Turning 13 means there will be expectations of your behavior as you grow into a proud young man. And maturity becomes the name of the game. Maturity means having the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence. Maturity means developing patience, that is the willingness to maybe pass up some immediate pleasure or gratification in favor of a long term benefit. Maturity is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging comments from other people. Maturity is developing the capacity to face unpleasant and frustrated situations, discomfort and defeats without complaining or giving up. Maturity is being big enough to say, you were wrong about something or give an apology to someone...
Who Am I? When you turn 13, your personality becomes more clear as to who you are now as a person and who you will become as a young man. Your personality is defined by your life experiences. Your personality will be defined by how you think and use reason and common sense, How you respond to different experiences. How you are able to recognize the causes and make changes to some events and situations and how you demonstrate your self-esteem...
When you turn 13, you will experience different forms of stress in different situations, but don’t freak out or worry because everyone (including adults) will experience stress. When you get stressful, it is important that you try to have moments of inspiration. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, or a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Your words, your dreams and your thoughts have power to create conditions in your life. Don’t walk in anyone’s shadow..blaze your own trail. You will fail at some things and you will fall down, but don’t give up and don’t stay down. Inner strength develops over time...
1. Turning 13
2. A changing Mind
5. Doing the Right Thing
6. Who Am I
8. Along the Way
9. Love is
10. Moments of Inspiration
11. Some days are like this
12. Life is What You Make It
13. Your Body