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How to Become a Successful Teen

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Teenage Advice for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

In this article, Kevin Mincher shows you how to achieve the success you’re capable of.

It seems that the human race is on a constant quest to achieve more.  Our lives appear to be a mission to make our lives better than they were for previous generations.  Of course we could have a huge debate about whether mankind’s current path is actually improving our quality of life here on planet Earth, but that is not the purpose of this article.

Every teenager can achieve and be happy

I’m often asked to provide teenage advice and give students my secrets to success.  To be perfectly honest, I don’t think there is a secret to success.  It’s a fact that there have been successful people for as long as there have been people.  There are thousands of books and other forms of education that clearly state how anyone can create the life they want.  Unfortunately, too many people aren’t prepared to do what necessary to experience success and happiness.  They want a quick fix.  They want massive rewards for minimum effort.

But that’s not how life works.  In life, you get out what you put in.  Quite simply put, your personal success and happiness will be determined by your DAILY commitment to be the best you can be.  If you seek to get away with the minimum of effort, then you will get minimal rewards.  But if you give the best of yourself every day (even when you’re doing things you don’t particularly want to do) then sooner or later you will earn the success and rewards you desire.

Now here’s some teenage advice I wished I learned at an earlier age because it would have saved me a lot of disappointment and unnecessary pain…

Daily Attitude + Daily Behaviour = Your Results

As a teenager, I made the mistake of believing that, “When I’ve passed my exams with good grades then I will be successful.”  But I was wrong because success is a life-long challenge that contains many worthwhile targets stretching way beyond school exams.  You see, success isn’t a destination that you ever reach, rather it is a continuous life-long journey.

Top Teenage Advice:  Constant improvement is the key to success

Achieving positive exam results will certainly be one great milestone along your journey of success.  This may be followed by gaining your driving license, earning your first full-time job, falling in love, buying a home, and having many other meaningful experiences.

You certainly can live your dreams.  Just understand that success won’t come to you on a particular date.  Instead, you have to make it happen every day by continuously striving to enhance yourself.  The Japanese call it ‘Kaizen’.  I call it a daily commitment to personal improvement.


Success is a life-long journey of learning and self-development.  ‘Kaizen’ is the Japanese word for ‘constant improvement’.  It is through constantly improving your own thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behviours that you will unlock your potential to achieve anything.

Please realise that your level of success won’t be determined by your talents or circumstances.  No, your success and happiness will be earned through your DAILY commitment to thinking and behaving to the very best of your ability.

What attitudes do you need to improve in order to create the life you want?

What skills do you need to improve in order to create the life you want?

Please take this teenage advice, share it with others, and be the best that you can be.

Be unstoppable!