Last week I read an interesting Business Insider article called “25 Simple Things to Give Up If You Want to Succeed” (or as I wish it was called, “25 Simple Things to Gain To Be More Successful). You can see the list here, and I strongly encourage that you read it (especially if you want to understand the rest of this post).
Thinking about the article later, I reflected on the habits of mine now that the list said to change. For example, number 14 talks about goals and states: “Small goals yield small results; big goals yield big (and sometimes huge) results,” which is basically saying, dream big, or make your goals big rather than small. I was perplexed because I’ve always made small goals anticipating that I would achieve bigger goals, or end goals, later. So, in all my confusion about this specific item on the list, I started trying it (as well as some others). Already, since I read this one article, I realized how much my attitude and overall outlook towards my life and my goals have improved.
So, of course I will relate this to my “queer-ness”. On Sunday, I embark on a two week life-changing journey (in other words, Camp Brave Trails) that will help me grow as a person and in the LGBTQ+ community. This camp that I’m going to isn’t any ordinary camp, but an LGBTQ+ leadership camp made to inspire the next generation of leaders in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. I cannot even say how elated I am to be able to participate in such an amazing experience, and I can’t wait to share my knowledge and experiences with all of you when I return.
So relating to the Business Insider article: dream big. I’m going into camp hoping to learn new things as well as share ideas of my own. I hope to bring these ideas back, like I said earlier, and not only to the blog, but my school, community, and the world. I want to have a voice – to be able to help people and make a (big!) difference in the world (or even change it). That is my big goal. Take that, number 14!
So, I guess I may have covered quite some ground with this post, but here are the two takeaways that I hope you’ll focus on. One, this list is actually no-joke. It’s crazy; I get I’m a teenager who gets inspired by a lot of things because you know, “hormones and whatnot”, but I really encourage you check this out. Maybe it will inspire people to dream – and think – big, just like me. Two, you can change the world. As long as you believe you can do it, you can. And if you want it, make it a “big goal”. Then focus on it, and it will come true.
So, I’ll be offline after Sunday, but I will be back on the 16th of July. I am so excited to return having a new ideas in my brain and a bunch of new love in my heart. Thanks for reading!
Your Queer Queen ♥