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best; better; resilience; self; esteem; clever; find; out;

Being the best you can be - what does it mean?

We can’t all be famous.

For every person who becomes a famous athlete, singer, business person, musician [or whatever else he or she has done to become famous] there are millions more who have worked just as hard to get to be very good at what they do - to be their best.

They may not have become famous but they can feel good about themselves and will have earned the respect of other people because they have tried to become the best that they can be.

Self-esteem

  • What kind of person are you?
  • How do you see yourself?
  • Are you happy with the way you look and how you feel about yourself?
     
  • be happy with who you are 

     Get to know yourself better.  Check out our topic on Self-esteem –feeling good about yourself.

    Then try this quiz.

    Look at the following phrases and work out whether they are about people who have: High self-esteem or Low self-esteem.

    • looking on the worst side of everything
    • feeling that you're OK as a person
    • feeling confident that you have the power to change things in your life
    • having no confidence in yourself
    • putting yourself down even when someone is giving you a compliment
    • believing in yourself
    • feeling energetic and hopeful
    • respecting others' differences and your own
    • lounging about and not doing anything active
    • having no respect for yourself

    Answers to this quiz

    Getting clever

    We can’t all be ‘top of the heap’ or ‘brainiacs’.

    But we can all learn ways to be successful in whatever we do.

    Do you know the story of the tortoise and the hare? They had a race. The hare knew he was the fastest runner so didn’t bother starting to run at first.  The tortoise slowly walked along towards the finish line. The hare stayed at the start. The tortoise kept on walking slowly without stopping for a rest. The hare suddenly noticed that the tortoise was almost at the end of the race so he set off and raced along --- but he had left it too late!  The tortoise had managed to cross the line just before the hare did! The hare may have been the fastest runner but the tortoise won.

    Being ‘sure and steady’ had won the race.

    Read our topic Getting clever to get tips on how you can be ‘sure and steady’ in your life.

    Then try this quiz about Getting clever.

    Fill in the gaps to show what things clever people do to be successful.
    1. They ----  what they want to do and then --------  everything they will need to carry out their plans.
    2. They ----- to the plan and then  ---- they have to do whatever they are going to do.
    3. They work around or through any --------  and they ask for ----  when they need it.
    4. They take --------------  for themselves and their actions.


    Answers to this quiz

    Resilience

    Sometimes bad things happen in our lives.

    resilience 
    • Maybe we make mistakes?
    • Maybe we miss out on something?
    • Maybe someone goes away, gets sick or dies?
     

    We can feel sad, disappointed and think “it’s not fair.” And that’s okay --- for a while.

    Then what?

    Well that’s where resilience comes along.

    Resilience is about being able to get up and try again, being willing to have another ‘go’ and not letting yourself give up.

    Read our topic  Resilience - don’t let things get you down then try this quiz.

    How would you help yourself or someone you know to become more resilient? Fill in the gaps with words from this list:
    Positive, friend, time, success, yet, good, choices, mistakes, active, person, positive

    1. Say "I can't do this ---!"
    2. Think about the ---- things you can do.
    3. Make good -------.
    4. Take small steps to build on -------.
    5. Be a positive ------.
    6. Be a good ------.
    7. Be ------.
    8. Accept that you will make --------  and say sorry.
    9. Give yourself ---- to think.
    10.  Hang out with -------- people who build you up.

    Answers for the Resilience quiz

    Answers for the quizzes

     Answers for “Self-esteem” quiz high self-esteem 

    High self esteem   Low self esteem 
     
    • feeling that you're OK as a person
    • believing in yourself
    • feeling energetic and hopeful
    • respecting others' differences and
      your own
    • feeling confident that you have the power
      to change things in your life
     
    • having no confidence in yourself
    • putting yourself down even when
    • someone is giving you a
    • compliment
    • looking on the worst side of everything
    • lounging about and not doing
    • anything active
    • having no respect for yourself

     Answers for “Getting clever” quiz

    1. They plan what they want to do and then organise everything they will need to carry out their plans.
    2. They stick to the plan and the time they have to do whatever they are going to do.
    3. They work around or through any problems and they ask for help when they need it.
    4. They take responsibility for themselves and their actions.

     
    secrets of clever people 

    Answers for "Resilience" quiz

    1. Say "I can't do this yet!"
    2. Think about the good things you can do.
    3. Make good choices.
    4. Take small steps to build on success.
    5. Be a positive person.
    6. Be a good friend.
    7. Be active.
    8. Accept that you will make mistakes and say sorry.
    9. Give yourself time to think
    10. Hang out with positive people who build you up.
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    We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.

     

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