AFRAID OF FAILURE

Dear Ella and Susie,
I'm 16 years old, and I'm really afraid of not to be successful in life as I
want. I really want to follow my dreams, because otherwise I don't know what
to do. I don't have concrete plans.
Please help.
Thank you a lot.
Dear Afraid of Failure,
What is success? We, as parents, have begun to feel that it can be defined in so many different ways. Is it academic? Is it financial? Is it spiritual or is it defined by happiness? Athough it helps to have money, we have seen that money alone does not bring happiness. Physical health combined with ability to follow your dreams seem to be what make people most happy in their lives. We therefore urge you to read Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty. This book describes a girl who is a keen runner, who begins to correspond as a pen-pal, with a girl in another part of Australia. They have been made to be pen-pals by their teacher, but our heroine begins to be truly interested in the Celia of the title, and it becomes apparent that she has run away from home. Eventually, the main protagonist realises that Celia has joined a circus, and she resolves to help bring her home. The journey they take through searching for their dreams, realising what is realistic, but also hanging on to their talents, will help you to find your own dreams and passions in life - and also to think about what success really means.
Yours,
Ella and Suse
We prescribe - Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty

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