Hey Yellow Rose, I know that sometimes you may feel overwhelmed by the demands of education, society or just by life in general. This is why I want to have a little talk with you to prepare you for what is ahead. Life is in phases and we will experience good, bad, ugly, joyful and sad moments but do you realise that only you can determine how these moments actually impact you?

With every situation there are two options; you could learn lessons from experiences and take action or you could just brood over them and do nothing? which option will you choose? Like you, I too have had my moments, many of them bad and ugly, but you know what? I chose to learn from them and I am stronger because of it. I want you to know that you are in control and you do have a choice! If you are the kind of girl that I hope that you are – a girl who wants to be confident and successful, so she can achieve all her life goals, here are some tips to help you navigate through the difficult moments and come out on top:

  1. Never let the negative opinions of others determine your achievement because if you allow their opinions get to you, it would only slow down your journey.
  2. Believe in your abilities because you’re the number one person that can cheer yourself on when the going gets tough. Some people would definitely also believe in your abilities but if you yourself don’t see or believe in those abilities, their encouragement might seem like nothing to you so BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!
  3. Disappointments happen, that’s just part of the process. What you shouldn’t let disappointments do to you is to make you give up. That isn’t an option for a successful person.
  4. Hold that chin up and keep the fire burning because just like the fragrance of the rose stays in the hand of who gives it out, so do the choices that you make impact on your confidence and belief in yourself over time.

Now take those big lemons and make them up into a nice tall glass of cool lemonade and drink up.