High school could possibly some of the the best years of a person’s life.
Individuals start to prepare, grow, learn, and venture into the reality of adulthood. Although, whether people can make the better worst of these years will determine if it really is the highpoint of your life or not. In order to get the most out of high school, you must learn not to care what others think about you.
An obstacle that I have dealt with in my life is shyness. Ever since I was a young kid, I have always been very shy in multiple situation that were thrown at me. Whether it was talking to a new kid, speaking in front of the class, greeting somebody my parents knew but I did not, ordering food, or asking for help from a teacher: I would never attempt to get assistance. I was simply uncomfortable in any circumstance that involved somebody I did not know or multiple people at the same time.
This made life difficult for me, mainly since my parents knew I had to get over this. To such a degree, they would push me to do things such as putting me in multiple programs that involved a large amount of people or ask somebody a question myself instead of having them ask for me, hoping that I could get over my shyness. But even though those actions were for my benefit and I believed that these actions were somewhat necessary for me, it would simply cause me even more anxiety as well as stress, as it was intense pressure on me to do what I was not a fan of. During my sophomore year of high school I was eventually able to understand the concept that it really does not matter what anybody thought of me. With this new-found attitude, I was able to do more activities with ease, talk to new people, and not worry about this problem as much as I did in the past.
Then in my junior year, I began to make new friends by the introduction of the ones I already had. Finally, in my senior year, I was able to go and make friends by myself. I did not really care anymore if somebody thought I was odd or lame, because everybody is in their own kind of way. I was so caught up in the need for everybody to think I cool a needed to follow the crowd. I never really did anything for myself, nor did I really take the initiative to other things either.I realized that a situation is only awkward if I made it awkward, and with this I could now ask a stranger a question, order my own food, and take the lead to get information for anything with ease.
Although many individuals have always been able to do such simple tasks, they were at a much greater difficulty for me and I now take pride in having overcome my shyness.Overcoming shyness can help in college and beyond by allowing me to understand that it is important not to live your life trying to impress others is the most valuable lesson that I was able to learned in high school, because it allows me to act as well as react the way I want without worrying what others are think about me. I will now able to calmly converse with my college professors about grades, upcoming projects, due dates, schedule changes, etc. Not only that, but I have taken it a step further by trying to guide peoples in overcoming their shyness, just like I have, in hopes that they can experience life a different way. It has hugely changed my life as I now go to interact with individuals throughout my state, broadcast ideas to my student council group, fundraisers throughout my school, and get along with almost anybody that I meet.
This is a lesson that will impact events for the rest of my life, and hopefully get me to where I want to be; academically, professionally, and personally.