Advice, Self

20 People On “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Past Self, What Would It Be..?”

Ashley A.

“If I could tell my past self something it would be not to light yourself on fire trying to keep others warm.”

Kelsey K.

“Don’t trust anyone.. People will talk about you just because they can. You won’t realize who your true friends are until some serious shit happens and you see who’s there for you.”

Alyssa E.

“You are beautiful and your heart is too big. Don’t let others tell you different or take advantage of that. One day you will realize you are worth more than you think and that’s a promise :).”

Felicia A.

“To believe in myself more often. To take the risk.”

Laura P.

“You cannot hold people to the same standard you hold yourself. So many people see things differently than you. Instead of fighting their perspective, learn from it.”

Brandi E.

“Hey past self….note to self….you’re awesome the way you are! Don’t ever feel like you need to change that for anyone!! Stay true to you. Forever and Always. Ps….Missing your fire these days!!”

Delaina G. (Quoting Mother Theresa)

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be good enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was between you and them anyway.”

Jenna V.

“Love yourself no matter what because it’s more important than you think, life’s too short to worry about small stuff, and cherish every moment you have with those you care about!”

Emily V.

“That life isn’t linear. It’s ups and downs and choices and decisions that don’t always make sense at the time, but it’s right where you’re supposed to be at the time.”

Tony K.

“Don’t be shy and ask. Don’t asume you already know the answer. You may be missing your last chance. And also, start traveling sooner.”

Lindsey S.

“The most of important piece of advice I can give you, and it’s something I still need to work on, is don’t be afraid to stick up for yourself. At home, at school, in your relationship, you have every right to have a say in all of it. It’s your life. If someone you love does something you don’t like, don’t be afraid to say something. Be respectful and graceful about it, but you have to make sure you’re making yourself clear. After all, your feelings matter.”**

Jen K.

“Don’t care what others think of you! Just be you- that’s more than enough!”

Jared D.

“If you don’t ask the answer is always “no”. Have courage to take that leap no matter how scared you are or how hard it may be to attain. Believe in yourself and do you.”

Kacie F.

“Your past doesn’t define who you are. Never underestimate yourself”

Alex B.

“Grow up to be the person you needed when you were a child.”

John C.

“Go after your dreams and do not let anyone stop you or try to hold you back. Your happiness comes first.”

Lynne U. 

“My advice to my younger self would have been more aware of mental illness. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s an illness that most have no control over and there is always help out there. There is absolutely no reason to suffer… happy and enjoy life. I do!”

Alexa D.

“Don’t be afraid to show who you want to be. You are worth it. In order to be great at something, you have to put in the work and effort. If not, then you will only be amateur at it. You don’t have to love everyone you meet, but always give them respect. On the flip side, be kind to everyone. Everyone has there own story to tell, and there own personality. Finding out more about a person helps you better understand them. Most of all, cherish the time. Cherish your surroundings, the people, the energy. Time is only a moment!”

Bethea P.

“Find what makes your heart soar, do that. Also don’t worry about feeling too much, it’s a gift.”

Mark P.

“Tell my self ‘if it won’t matter in five years don’t waste more then five minutes on it.'”



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