It is admirable how open you are about your dreams, ambitions, and future. Even better, how you solicit advice from your teachers and peers about your career choices. Everyone in class knows what you want to do with your life. I know you have not faced many setbacks and challenges yet. When you do, and you will, do not stop dreaming. Share your progress with your friends because they care.
At your age, I did not how eloquent a speaker I was. Thanks to adolescence, I was so afraid of public speaking. I, therefore, missed many opportunities to develop as an orator. Thanks to good friends and supportive teachers, I am glad to let you know you will overcome. Your friends will keep on commenting on how good you are at delivering speeches.
At your age, I did not want anyone to know how socially anxious I got. So I went to all the parties I could and put on another face. I dreaded going to school sometimes. I was always worried I would do something stupid in public, and people would judge me for it. Keeping this hidden cost me so much, I am glad I finally opened up to my parents who sought professional help. Things are great now, am possibly as gregarious as they get!
At 12 years, I would never consider myself a leader; neither did my friends nor teachers. I was a shy recluse. A set of events upset this view, including attending a leader’s capacity-building seminar. After realizing that leadership means initiative-taking and responsibility, I started volunteering in local groups that progressed on issues that made me passionate. Gradually, I have built my capacity as a leader. Many friends, family members, and associates also highlight how capable I am as a leader.