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It’s a brand new year, a perfect time to reflect and set goals for the year ahead. Is there something you’ve been meaning to start or get better at?

Whether you want to get better at public speaking, make a new friend, try a new sport or start your own business - all your dreams are possible!

Starting something new can feel a little scary, but here are some tips of how to get to the finish line of your dreams.

1. Start at the start

If your dream is to be an astronaut - your first step won’t be to shoot into space. It might be putting your hand up more in science class.

Big change takes time, so go at a realistic pace. Write down three small steps that you can take to get started today. Don’t forget to celebrate your wins along the way!

2. Lean into discomfort

Your comfort zone is a nice place to be. But it’s hard for you to grow if you never step outside it. Challenging yourself feels a bit out of place - your mind might rush with thoughts like ‘what if I fail’ or ‘what if I look or sound stupid’. Know that this is your comfort zone talking. So next time you have these thoughts, just say ‘thanks for trying to protect me - but I’ve got this’.

3. Seek out support

Learning from people who you admire is the best way to learn a new skill. Most people love to talk about what they are passionate about and will be happy to teach you what they know. Reach out by saying how much you respect what they do.

4. Accept a stumble or two

Even the most confident person had to practice to get to where they are. Everyone who takes a few steps has challenges on the path to their dreams.

Maybe you try out for a new sports team and don’t make it the first time - that’s natural and every stumble just means you have more time to practice.

The most important thing you can do is to not give up and give yourself time, you will get there!

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aishamagade

Power to Springsteen 🤚😎✊✊✊👌👊

Aug. 11, 2022, 7:14 p.m.

MY HURTFUL STORY When i was 7 months pregnant..my boyfriend impregnated another girl she was (6 months pregnant), in my dreams i used to see him having affair and a baby.when i ask him he'll just say he's not cheating. When time goes by i catched him and i dumped him because he's a lier. Now my baby is 5 years old...he don't even know his father...but I thank God cause he played a big role to my son's life.. stust God cause he don't change...

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Men like him dont really deserve our love I also was in the same situation but no other pregnancy in m case just a relationship with someone else i discovered it a few weeks before giving birth to our little one Our baby is turning 2 years old and were still together i forgave him even though it broke me after everything we went through our love for each other nd the little one is more stronger than ever

MY HURTFUL STORY When i was 7 months pregnant..my boyfriend impregnated another girl she was (6 months pregnant), in my dreams i used to see him having affair and a baby.when i ask him he'll just say he's not cheating. When time goes by i catched him and i dumped him because he's a lier. Now my baby is 5 years old...he don't even know his father...but I thank God cause he played a big role to my son's life.. stust God cause he don't change...

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hey Nelzo! Sorry for the delay, I had some technical issues. I have hidden your comment to protect your privacy. I am pleased you felt able to share your thoughts, it's a really brave first step. Have you thought about talking to an adult that you can trust about this? This could be anyone from your parents/grandparents, a relative like an aunt, a neighbour or teacher. Sadly, we can't talk to you directly but you can get extra advice from CHILDLINE SA. They can offer you counselling over the phone. You do not need to give your name and can call them 24/7. Their toll free helpline is : 0800 055 555 or check out https://www.childlinesa.org.za/ you will receive the support you need, by a friendly person trained to help you in a confidential way. Take care.

This app is helping a lot nw I can play tennis

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

This means a lot to me now and I will always believe in myself 😊

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Thanks for making me much confident about myself ✨✊🙃👑

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I agree with that point say's the most important thing is that do not give up

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Power to that😻

Which age limit you are expecting

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I recently heard that im going to be appointed as principle at my school.Its pretty exciting but also nerverecking for its a real big step nd it comes with lots of responsibility

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.