Learning - Life Skills | 14-18 yrs

New Beginnings

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“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings,” said Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. And the secrets to these new beginnings are most often being optimistic, showing relentlessness and most importantly, never ever giving up on your hope and dreams.

J.K. Rowling, Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna – these world renowned starts have something unpleasant in common - REJECTION. From publishers and music artists to channels and companies, everyone turned them down. However, these stars never gave up on their dreams, and that is exactly why they are stars now. No one has ever won without first experiencing many failures and rejections. We can choose to learn from these lessons or let them destroy our spirit. The ones who ultimately succeed are those who never, ever stop trying.

According to an article in keepinspiring.me, “The reason most people never achieve their dreams is because they simply give up. Life was never meant to be easy – it's a constant struggle, with extreme lows and extreme highs. Remember that the times when it's most important to persevere are the times that you will be most tested.”

Flip through this ClipBook for more inspiring quotes and amazing stories that will teach you and your child – why every end is a new beginning.

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Chase Your Dream

Watch this video that will inspire you to chase your dreams.

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Famous Failures

These famous people faced failure too, but they fought their way through adversities and reached great heights. So remember, every end is a new beginning.

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Draw Your Future

A great TED talk by Patti Dobrowolski on planning your future.

17 Reasons Why Giving Up Is Not An Option

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Why You Should Never Give Up

Consider for a moment the conviction a self-made billionaire has in order to reach their level of success, notwithstanding the insurmountable hurdles along the way. Whilst researching this topic in 2011, there were 946 billionaires in the world. ...

7 Reasons Why You Should Chase Your Dreams

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Maybe a fireman? A baker? A ballerina? Whether or not you still hold those childhood dreams of twirling about in a pink tutu or rushing off to extinguish a house fire, you probably have some...

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Giving Up On Your Dream

We all face obstacles in pursuing our goals, whether they’re professional or personal. We think we’re on the right track but realize we’ve chosen the wrong approach. We’re enthusiastic and hard-working, but our support system disintegrates when...

Quotes About Not Giving Up And Staying Strong

The reason most people never achieve their dreams is because they simply give up. Life was never meant to be easy – it's a constant struggle, with extreme lows and extreme highs. Remember that the times when it's most important to persevere are th...

10 Painful Rejection Letters To Famous People

The sting of rejection is bitter, but it's a necessary step to triumph. Even the best have been told that they aren't good enough.

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