When I was younger, a young adult really, I had always issues with my self-confidence. I looked at the cool kids and wanted to become like them. I would try to follow the trend, keep to the hype, stay in the know. Loads of effort was placed in it, and of course, it had cost me quite a bit too.
And sometimes, trying to be the cool kid had also impacted my health. A couple of times I would follow them into bars and drank, even when I knew I couldn't take alcohol. Made myself looked stupid, really.
I was reminded of those days recently when one of the friends brought it up, commenting that I did not do that anymore. I quickly brushed it aside, saying that I'm old and all, but the truth is, over the years of being coaches and mentored, I had enjoyed 's great boost in my confidence. Instead of following others for the sake of being accepted, I would prioritize learning and growth. I was also trained to pick the right crowd to hang out with, because seriously, you are your five closest friends!
Not that I am being judgemental, because I am pretty sure the cool kids are doing very well, too. Though I don't hang out with them anyway, and being away from social media also meant I "see" lesser of them, but I'm pretty sure they are still cool, in their own way.
I guess over time, we just shift priorities, and we start to understand what is really cool at our current stage of life.
What about you? Had you ever had peer pressure? How did you deal with it?
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From Motivation, we gain Inspiration. From Inspiration, we achieve Momentum. And the rest, they say, is history.
Hope it helps nudge you a bit too in the right direction.
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