Monday, December 17, 2012
WHY WEREN'T PEOPLE TELLING ME THINGS LIKE THIS TEN YEARS AGO?
If you are in your early 20's, you need to read this. I turned 31 yesterday, and though I do have a wife and child through some strange grace, I am only now beginning to take steps that will allow me to offer something to the world, and honestly, to them. I am so angry at myself for the naivete I had in my 20's about my own natural abilities and what I could do with them. I wish I could go back, meet my twenty-one year old self in a dark alley, beat the crap out of him, and tell him that being successful does matter. It's so frustrating that at 31, I have to do the things that I should have been doing then NOW. SO. FRUSTRATING.
Anyway, if you think that because you are a nice guy, whatever innate talents you have will just be brought out by the world around you, they won't. You actually have to learn a skill in order to utilize and benefit from that skill.
Anyway, here's the url, if the link above didn't work. If you hate the "F" word, suck it up and read this anyway: