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Notable! What would you tell your 25 year old self?

Discussion in 'Mindset, Motivation, Choices' started by Blue Lion, Jan 17, 2014.

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    For you 25 yr old+ guys out there, if you could go back in time, and tell your 25 year old self something, what would you say?
     
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    Sleep better.
    Screw so called friends.
    Don´t overrate academic knowledge.
    Get a mentor.
    Believe in yourself.
    Loosen up, go on vacation and get laid more often.
     
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    Stop reading fiction and start reading business & personal development books.
    Learn to manage your work time efficiently.
     
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    Refuse to judge yourself for the time already wasted, that was in ignorance, now you know, no excuses from now on.
     
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    Wow.Really hit home.



    You only begin to see opportunities if you are out there doing something. Get in the world, even if it means getting some side gigs instead of sitting at home. More world you know = more opportunities.
     
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    ignore Robert Himler. save 45 bux.
     
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    1. Read more.
    2. Ignore "stuff". Perfection is when there is nothing more to take away, NOT when there is no more to add.
    3. Do not engage in consumer debt. At All. Ever.
    4. Take action NOW. Life is going to get in the way very soon.
     
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    That World of Warcraft game becomes a chore and source of stress. Don't bother.

    Oh, and self publishing will become a thing in a few years. Start writing. Now.
     
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    Just say "NO" to Amway. Would have saved hundreds and 6 months of my life. :bored: (Actually I was 21, not 25, but you know what I mean.)

    :inpain:
     
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    You're making the right decision. It's now or never - and it's not so bad on the other side.

    Besides, nobody knows or understands you better than YOU do - so screw their thoughts on your situation.

    {25 was the age at which everything I thought I had - especially my marriage - crumbled and went to hell. I knew it was time to move on and fought with myself about how much to listen to everyone else about my decision. I was deeply depressed. Suicidal. Etc.}

    I'm about to be 29... so clearly whatever I thought then ended up saving my life.
     
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    Instead of getting screwed by both of these (as I was close), I did enough research before hand and saved myself the trouble. I thought Amway was game-over when I found it, and that's been around for a long time! Glad I didn't buy into it. I'm only 18 so I still got a few more years to go ;)
     
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    I actually fell for Himler's trap before everyone outed him. Before there was any real background data on him, that all came later on. Thought he was the real deal, someone I could learn from. Turned out to be just a clown.

    live and learn i guess
     
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    This thread is GOLD for advice.

    Here's the line that made me decide to drop out of college:
    (mine as well throw in the full speech)
     
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    I'm a little younger than 25 but here goes anyways. :wacky:

    1. Making money has absolutely nothing to do with money. Solve problems and create value. Be ambitious in terms of value creation and knowledge.

    2. Don't be limited by your past. Your vision of the future is the best indicator for success contrary to popular belief that the past is the best indicator of future success.

    3. Live according to my own expectations. Never let others be the voice in your head that tells you what is possible for you.

    4. Fear is sign that you need to wake up and open your eyes, not cower in the corner and hide.

    5. It's okay to fail. Sometimes failure is more powerful than success.

    6. Think. Be a critical thinker. Be independent. When you turn up internal noise, external noise goes down.

    7. Sometimes that voice in our head that is running 24/7 that is constantly telling us what we are and what we can do is NOT OURS. Sometimes it was passively adopted by other people and the environment. Remove it and be your own voice and you will find that it is never negative. Negative thoughts and feelings can only come from external sources.
     
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    Listen to your head and heart. Immediately do what you know you're supposed to do. Keep learning. Read 4hww. Read TMF. Never stop. Pay off debt. Take a trip alone where you want to visit most. If you want something work really hard to get it. Stay single.
     
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    Never start offering to buy your friends meals take them on trips cause they cannot afford it and you dont want to seem like a jerk.. Make friends who can.

    Knowing that would of saved me a few 100 grand from 20-25.
     
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    I remember watching videos of his TT Gallardo (I think this was before he launched his "book"). The comments would be very... mixed haha.

    Always figured he had to be a scam. When they "outed" him did they find out how he got ahold of limited production Murcielagos and cars like that?
     
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    Haha I did Quickstar (Amway) when i was 21 trying to make money in college. That was a joke.
     
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    Dude I just watched that last night. Such a good speech. It's funny how you can tell he didn't really agree with going to college (and never did himself), yet he was speaking at Harvard to the graduates...
     
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    That's all you got old man? :D
     
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    His father owns a massive car dealership in Pensylvania. sure that has something to do with it.

    Back to topic thiugh.
     
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    stop being afraid.
    most of your fears are foundless
    take more chances.

    ignore amway (ya I did that when I was 20 also) go faster. don't "KILL DAYS" fucking around

    if you can do it today get it done.

    ignore 99% of people.

    be nice to people. they just dont know.

    always take the high road, even when its easier not to.

    Z
     
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    To myself in my 20's: There is essentially no wisdom in 'the crowd'. The standardized formula employed by people of slightly-above-average-intelligence to get marginally ahead in the world of working for other people is not for everyone and its REALLY not for you. If your objective in life is to be among the dbags who argue over the critical importance of a pressed shirt then by all means, go get that government or cubicle job, start filling out those TPS reports and hope one day you'll get 'noticed'.

    Be brave and have confidence in your own abilities to do your own thing, to start your own business, to create value, to service legitimate needs and in turn, to make enough money so that money doesn't matter.

    Make decisions in life that liberate you, not obligate you.
    I've seen men enslave themselves to car payments. It's pathetic.

    Stollen from: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/3...yr-old-self-1373143/index36.html#post41126869
     
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    No....
     
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    You already have everything you've always wanted
    Live in the moment
    Imperfection is okay.
    The best thing you've ever did was all those risks you took.
    Become very comfortable with being uncomfortable.
    There is no need to second guess.
    When there is no road, make one.
     
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