ROYP: Inspired by CEOs and motivational lyrics, our readers share the words that drive them

ROYP: Inspired by CEOs and motivational lyrics, our readers share the words that drive them

Each week, we’ll be asking some Young Post readers to share a little bit about themselves and a quote that inspires them
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Hi everyone! The happiest moment of my life was when I got my puppy Buzz. It taught me that nagging your parents works, as long as you can keep it up for 14 years. And I know everyone says this about their dogs, but he’s my best friend and I swear he can read my mind.

Most inspiring quote:

“May the bridges I burn light my way.” - Dylan McKay, 90210

Although it’s quite dramatic, I use it to remind myself to be less indecisive and more confident with the choices I make in life, no matter how big or small.

Nicole Tsung (17)

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Hello everyone. I believe action speaks louder than words. This year, I am taking the initiative to experience new things which inspire me to think out of the box.

Most inspiring quote:

“You never know until you try.” - Shawn Mullins, from his song Soul Child

I’d rather be full of sorrow for things I did than full of regret for things I could have done.

Helen To (18)

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Hello everyone! I stuck around on my school debating team for two years even though I was never a good debater and lost many matches.

Most inspiring quote:

“It’s not about winning matches. It’s about whether you become a better person.” - My debating coach

This used to annoy me, but perhaps through our failure we grow just as much, if not more.

Cece Wong (18)

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Hey, readers of YP! I’m entering my last year of high school and I’ve never felt more terrified. The years have just flown by, and I don’t know what the future is going to hold.

Most inspiring quote:

“Don’t always worry what your next line is supposed to be. There is no script.” - Richard Costolo, former CEO of Twitter

I guess I just have to take it one step at a time and stop worrying about what might happen in the next week, next month, or year.

Shayna Sujanani (17)

Got some YP love to get off your chest? Share your thoughts with us! Send an email to with ROYP in the subject field. Tell us a bit about yourself, your most inspiring quote and what it means to you. Send us a lovely selfie in .jpg format, no smaller than 1KB. Don’t forget to include your full name, your age and a phone number (in case we have any questions), and you too could be radiating #goals.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Inspiring words to live by


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