Monday, 3 February 2014

HOW TO: BE POSITIVE, MOTIVATED, AMBITIOUS AND CONFIDENT

Hey Readers!
For this post I thought I would do something a bit different. Being a Gemini, I'm curious and try to take on multiple things. This makes my mind go crazy, as I want a taste of everything.
If you're new to my blog or don't already know, I'm a Journalism and Fashion student and I see my blog as the "training wheels" if you will, for my career. 

There's so many things I want to write about, so I thought I'd start here.
Four things that I am that I want to help other people with is being motivated, positive, ambitious and confident. I find that a lot of people, especially the young, are often feeling a bit lost or uneasy when it comes to making life-changing decisions (who doesn't?!). Decisions like what career you're after, how to feel good about yourself and how to stay positive when things become a little bit difficult.

I'm not perfect, not even close. I worry a lot about things, over-think and have my days where I don't know how things will pan out. But I can take any situation and turn it into a positive.
I'm not a life coach or a careers counsellor. But I know the fundamentals of how to achieve the best outcome of something.

1. HAVE A POSITIVE MIND
This is my secret to being so happy. It's my life mantra. Having a positive mind, to me, is the strongest trait. Even the worst situations can be turned into something worth smiling about. You are in control of how you feel, always. Be a strong person and train your mind to see positives in everything. 
It takes time and lots of practice, but you will feel 100% better than you did before.


2. FIND WHAT YOU LOVE
I think where a lot of people go wrong is the pressure that high school puts you under to get into Uni straight away. So many people I know have chosen a course just because it was convenient and they "didn't know what else to do". This is because they don't know what it is they're passionate about.
I was lucky in this circumstance as I knew I wanted to be a journalist when I was 15. A choice that has stuck with me since.
Find what you love. No matter how long that takes. If you are brave enough to try different things, then maybe, just maybe you will stumble upon something that will make you excited.
You need to find something that will make you feel like the happiest person when you wake up. 
It's the best feeling in the world, trust me.


3. BE BRAVE
How are you supposed to learn, discover and be happy when you can't even try something new? 
I was in year 12 when I started Fashion Avenue. All I knew was that I wanted to write about fashion. Was I going to wait 3-4 more years and have a degree to do that? No. I started instantly. Don't restrain yourself from giving something a go. You never know how much success it could bring you.
If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.


4. BE YOURSELF
It's hard to want to be yourself when you see all of these fitspo images on Instagram. Doesn't it make you want to put down that donut and work out? 
But then when you cut out all of your fatty meals, you kind of..miss it? (I sure do, I crave donuts everyday! Lord help me) You feel like you're not being yourself so you decide to have small portions instead.
What I'm trying to say is, you have to be yourself if you want to be happy. If you cry your eyes out every time you watch 'A Walk To Remember', that's fine. If you colour-coordinate your wardrobe and go into a state of panic if one piece of clothing is out of place, that's fine. You probably have chronic OCD, but that's fine.
Be that weird, funny person you are, because no one is better at being you than...YOU :)


Something to think about:


It's not going to be easy, but it's going to be worth it.
Stay positive!

Love,
Amber x

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