I am 24 years old and fuck man, I am constantly stressing over the future. What will I be? Am I making the right decisions? It seems so obscure. One day it feels like I am on the right track, the other it feels like I am doomed to fail. It’s a crazy rollercoaster.
A few weeks ago, I was talking to one of my mentors and his advice was pure GOLD. He told me straight up Sam, you’re from the most anxious generation I have ever seen. The first home I bought when I was 40, you’re 24 dude, how dare you say it is tough. You are just getting started, you’re a fetus still. Wait, be patient, take the punches like a man, give it some time man, put things into perspective.
I know these are just words and I still stress sometimes, but one word he said stays with me. Perspective. This is all I can tell you guys. Fuck man, we lack perspective, we are constantly bombarded with Movie stars, Athletes, and Dan Bilzerian that we start to think that this is the norm, and it isn’t the freakin norm. It’s the furthest thing from the norm, these people are the 0.000001% yet they appear on TV 100% of the time because this luxurious, high-class lifestyle sells.
Let’s agree on one-thing amigos. Let’s focus on ourselves. Everything else is out of our control. Let’s focus on what we can control. Ourselves, our health, our mind, our studies, our work, our family, focus on being better every day. Close your eyes to the world, zone in on yourself and create a masterpiece: YOU.