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LEARN TO BE BRAVE

There will be situations where you will be afraid and fear cannot be stopped. 

Don't fight something you cannot stop, rather learn to CONTROL YOUR RESPONSE to fear by understanding, ackn...

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Advice to Young Men

Advice to Young Men

by William Cobbett

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EXPERIENCES WITH FEAR

Every time fear comes at you in life, you will learn to acknowledge it, control your response easier, and move on.

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MAKE MISTAKES

If you do not know how to do something, give it a go regardless. 

Acknowledge making mistakes is a good practice in life. 

We simply will never succeed by NOT failing.

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FAILURE

I have always believed it is a good thing when you fail. 

Failing or things not going your way is a learning lesson that builds your character in the long run.

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DEVELOP A CODE AND LIVE BY THEM

Every person needs a code; a set of values and morals that you live by and CANNOT be changed by an outside threat. 

These morals and values shape who you are and what your purpose in lif...

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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I PEAK?

There is no timeline for when you need to reach a certain milestone in your life. 

Everyone reaches their milestones at a different pace. 

Who cares when someone has achieved ...

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MY RESPONSIBILITY IN LIFE?

Your responsibility in life is to question everything that comes your way. 

Never take what people say definitively without questioning and research.

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FIND A MENTOR

Find a person that provides useful insight into life. 

The things that person shares should be of value to your life; the mistakes your mentors made, the good decisions they made. 

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COMFORT ZONE

Being brave puts you out of your comfort zone, allowing you to face new challenges, hardships, and experiences which inevitably will build your strength of character. 

These challenges w...

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YOU NEED HELP

No person in this world is independent. We all need each other to grow. 

Find like-minded people that want the same thing as you, and by working together, you exchange information and le...

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FORGIVENESS

The day we stop forgiving is the day we poision our own hearts with bitterness and spiral our relationships downward towards ongoing anger and isolation

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FRIENDSHIPS

Some people are like clouds, once they go away the day gets brighter. 

Get rid of the toxic people in your life that make you feel bad about who you are. 

You should be able t...

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ASSERTIVENESS

Saying no is paramount to your mental health. Learn to assert your boundaries, value your self-respect and say no to things you don't want to do. 

If you see something your friends are d...

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BE PATIENT... RELAX

You are young. There are things we want in life; relationships, money, a sweet car, etc.

Be patient, live the process of growing up and working because you will eventually get there. 

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LEADERSHIP

Learn to listen. 

As young people, you want to be the top dog, you want to lead. 

Learn to understand, you may not have the qualities, knowledge, skills and experience as to s...

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YOU TALK TOO MUCH

Talking excessively does not make you a leader. 

Telling people what to do does not make you a leader.

Inspiring through your actions and taking care of those around you makes you ...

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CAN I AFFORD IT?

Don't buy anything you cannot buy outright if you own a credit card. 

With your weekly income, designate certain percentages of your money to other causes, like paying rent or utilities....

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Expectations

Never have expectations from anyone. Do not rely on people to deliver for you. Having expectations from people to give you something will make you constantly think if they will or not deliver and m...

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