In the grand scheme of things, I reckon you'd be better off if you failed the HSC than buying into the lie that your self-worth comes from getting a high number next to your name.
I did an experiment to try and grow my self-confidence.
The message of the Bible is clear: All of our meaningless trinkets will pas away, and all that will be left is our relationships - with God, and with each other.
Getting rid of most of my books was a very difficult process, but worth it, for me.
Though it may be a cultural fad, minimalism has greatly enriched my life.
The only person's behaviour you can control is your own. It's important to be self-aware. How's your diet, sleep and exercise? Don't forget God's grace.
It was a big year, with a lot of personal change and growth.
It's simple, really. Deny that you have feelings, and deny your personal power to make any kind of positive change.
Agree to work through your personal problems. Accept your emotions as valid. Learn to practice asserting your needs. And don't forget that whatever happens, there is grace.
Instead of listening to yourself, speak the truth to yourself.