Be the best version of yourself

By Cade Sabo '23

Personal transformation is a key to life in my opinion, and I feel like I’ve transformed recently. After a specific person stopped talking to me, I felt lost. I learned to depend on her for my happiness, and when she left, I wasn’t happy anymore. It hurt my self-esteem a lot, and I felt very alone. I struggled with this for a while until I finally realized that I can depend on myself for happiness. I realized that if I stop focusing on other people and start focusing on myself, things would change. I started working out and started working on my mind. I challenged myself with almost everything I did because I knew that in the end, I’d come out stronger. I’ve learned that losses in life aren’t really losses. Back then I felt like my life couldn’t get any worse. Now I can be so grateful that it happened because I’m a completely different person than I was. I joined the football team, and I’m more disciplined in my mind. I can control my emotions. I’m confident in myself, and I’m even talking to someone new who makes me very happy. If all that had not happened, I would not be where I am right now. I’ve grown stronger mentally and physically through all this, and all I had to do was set my mind to it. I needed to release the negative thoughts and re-enforce them with positive ones. I had to change my perspective because there was no point in looking at things negatively. I learned that no matter how hard the battle is, you will always come out even stronger. Once you are strong, the next time you have that same battle, it will be a piece of cake. It’s always better to be the best version of yourself than to try and be the best version of someone else.