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

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    Agreed. There's a huge difference between being a "nice guy" and being a nice guy.

    The former attaches being nice to his identity and expects something out of others in return for it. That guy reeks of desperation. The latter is just a good person for the sake of being a good person. They emit good vibes and draw others towards them because they're pleasant to be around.
     
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    Dude, you are rolling yourself in self pity in every message you post.

    Get real. The phase you're in now, will probably the next you feel sorry for. Self pity is more "beta" than being a nice guy. You're only 40, are you gonna whine about your past until you're a real old man?

    Stop crying and at least become a kick ass old man, not a frustrated sad piece of what once was life.
     
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    i just came back from a walk in town

    next lesson you MUST learn at 25 before it is too late :

    learn to handle rejection before fear destroys your life


    today, a girl was raising fund in the street and she asked me money

    i didn't give her money

    instead i asked her :

    " how can you handle to be rejected all the day ? this is incredible, i can't do that "

    " in fact, my life has been a disaster because i couldn't accept a girl or anyone saying to me :

    get away from me , i don't like you, loser ! "


    the girl replied : " yes only 3 people a day give me money and i get rejected hundreds of time

    but anyway when victory comes, i will be very happy ! "

    can you understand that statement ?

    i have lost my youth , 20 years of sex, relationship , success, and so on

    whatever

    because i couldn't understand this sentence

    can you believe that ?










     
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    Build a freaking e-mail list of clients and prospects.

    Read one book on critical thinking, not twenty. Invest the
    rest of the time reading Dan Kennedy and Gary Halbert.

    Realize that money is just the measuring stick. You don't
    wish for "X money per month." You want the freedom and
    peace of mind "X money per month" gives you.
     
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    Learn from it. Deaf and blind guys learn nothing. Way of presentation may be weird @GMSI7D


    FL opportunities can also be. Broaden your mind ..
     
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    I did everything I needed in my late teens / early twenties.

    Could have done more, but my main goal was to build a series of assets that would allow me to build a proper business in my late twenties / early thirties. I would tell my 25 year old self to stay the course no matter what. Don't sell out just because things get difficult, remain grounded and continue to plan for massive gains.
     
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    I started when I was 16 - playing with websites and such.

    I will say this - I would STRONGLY recommend going for it if you are honest with yourself, and want to run a business.

    I personally felt I needed experience over qualifications so I went with my CV to companies who were hiring at 17. I pursued ambitious jobs and just showed them what I'd done. Miraculously, a local company ended up hiring me even though I didn't have a degree. That gave me such discipline, motivation and money.

    There is no substitute for money. You have to earn it, which builds discipline. If you have any doubt about your lifestyle, please remember that men age differently to women. Women only have ~5 / 6 years of sexual prime (18-24), after which they begin to decline. Men's sexual prime starts after 30 and keeps growing until maybe 55 (or more). This is why you see many older men with young women. As a guy, you don't need to be partying at 18 - you should be working. Men have it totally different to women - work in your 20's and party in your 30's.
     
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    I'm still 25, almost 26. Keep going.
     
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    This is my reaction to every single one of his posts lol
     
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    "How did we do?"

    I am 22 now.
     
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    I choose to never be a victim of circumstance as I am the master of my fate.
     
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    Best answer you could give. Thanks! :smile2:
     
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    My 25 year old self would know better than me, unless he got so absorbed in his goals he forgot obvious stuff like stopping to smell the flowers(meaning appreciate every moment).

    I like to think I would tell my 25 year old self that he did an amazing job reaching our goals.
     
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    Something I am just now learning to do is to ASK. The majority of the people I have asked for help couldn't wait to help me. Very rarely in the short time I have been asking for help have I run across someone unwilling to help, or insulted me for asking, and in reality, I wouldn't really want to listen to someone who has that attitude towards people anyway.

    This is my biggest issues currently. I blow things up and kill myself in my mind trying to think of the million things that COULD happen instead of just doing it and reacting to what DOES happen. Actively working through this but struggling.


    I just turned 21, but if I had to give my younger self advice:

    1) Get in shape/healthy now; don't wait till your 20, you're missing out.
    2) Love yourself and view every struggle as a situation to grow, there is no point in self loathing and hate.
    3) Don't get caught up in MLM, read TMF and you'll know why internally you always hated it and you can't do good things with something you hate.
     
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    Since I'm only 21, I'll tell my 25 year old self: "Fucking enjoy the fruits of all my labor! I'm working my ass off so that you can have the life you deserve so don't waste it."


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    - Make your own choices before life makes them for you.
    - Tomorrow will be better.
    - Don't poison your future with the pain of the past.
     
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    Don't trust your any girlfriend
    Don't buy Lamborghini's
    Find a stable place that you like to live
    No place is perfect
     
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    I'm 25 now, but if I would tell my 21 year old self something it'd be

    1) quit drinking sooner.
    2) hard work is the secret to success
    3) you don't need to feel a certain emotion to get things done. Get things done and the emotion follows. (passion)

    But then again, I'm grateful for everything that I've been through to learn those lessons. It's made me who I am today and I feel like I'm on a good path. :)
     
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    Everything in life is temporary. Failures will pass. Successes will pass. Be present in each moment for they will continue to pass.

    With that in mind, DO NOT let fear win. Have courage and believe in your ability to achieve anything you set your mind to.

    Your health, mental, emotional and physical, are the most important thing.

    Keep your heart open with loving-kindness to all.

    Do not stop expanding your knowledge.

    Do not stop pursuing your dreams.

    You can do it. I believe in you.

    (Advice to my future 25yr old self.)
     
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    I'm 24 now, hopefully by the time I'm 25 I'll be telling myself:

    - All that new found love of reading has paid off
    - You're debt free
    - You're building a successful business
    - You no longer have braces!!!
    - You can enjoy this well deserved holiday

    And last but not least
    - SCALE!!

    I'm building my future right now. I've started a bit later than I would have liked, but TFM has opened my eyes and right now i'm reading Ashlee Vance's book on Elon Musk (great read so far!). Reading has really made my life more meaningful.
     
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    Thank you Dave, very insightful. I beat myself up a lot for wasted time but it doesn't help in any measure. Funny how we can be forgiving of others much easier than ourselves.
     
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    Someone's been reading some Rollo Tomassi! ;) There's truth to work first, play later but it's got to be balanced thoughout your 20s in my opinion. Women can biologically last a while without needing sex but men go half crazy without it (black dragon blog, fantastic resource).
     
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    I'm 26, so if I could talk to my 25 year old self I'd just say "Keep going!"
     
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    Would my 25 year old self be capable of listening anyway?

    For me, I'd want to let my 25 year old self know that you're on the right track.

    That being you and helping people with no expectation of anything in return will be the makings of you.

    I'd tell myself to not wait so long to have kids, they will bring you so much joy.

    To not ride motorbikes because, whilst you won't know when you're dead, you'd absolutely break your parents hearts. Think more about your poor parents.

    That when you have kids you'll get an inkling of what your parents did for you.

    I'd tell myself to visit my parents and brother a whole lot more.

    To NOT plan to travel the world, because everything you need is close to home.

    To avoid people that made you feel you can't be yourself - this will delay you being youself for decades.

    To not agonise over the details.

    That there is no such thing as failing, only learning.

    Unless you put your hand in the same fire twice - that's just dumb.

    That it's all part of the rich tapestry of life.

    To never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest to you. (Mother Theresa)

    To not spend so long doing the same thing as an IT contractor. Your personal and professional growth will stagnate.

    To enjoy the journey.

    To appreciate each and every moment.

    That nothing's so bad you can't fuck it up more by doing something stupid to try and fix it.

    That people don't notice all the little things you do wrong. They're too preoccupied with themselves.

    That people don't notice all the little things you do right. They're too preoccupied with themselves.

    Don't listen to anything from people who start sentences with "You need to", "You must", "You should", or "You have to".

    To pay more attention to how old folks let you make mistakes...because the people who've walked the walk know you're travelling your own path (and therefore don't start sentences with red flag phrases mentioned above).

    Take deeper breathes.

    Occasionally slow the fuck down and take a moment to feel the wind on your cheek and watch the birds in the sky.

    You don't need to be an expert.

    To be interesting, be interested.

    Keep moving.

    It doesn't get easier. You get stronger.

    Ask people how they're doing.

    Look people in the eye when you say sorry.

    The bigger man can say sorry.

    Muscles doesn't mean you're strong.

    You *can* do public speaking.

    Stories rock. Keep filing them away.

    We're all so unique and interesting.

    Keep asking questions. People love it, and they open up like flowers.

    Your CV isn't about you, but about what *they* want.

    Learn how to help local business owners earlier... you're not going to like corporate life.

    One day people will be able to work from home and start businesses from home. You'll love it, so don't worry about spending a few years in a cubicle.

    Playing poker is like collecting stamps, it's not a glamorous and exciting sport like skiing.

    Playing poker is another hourly rate j.o.b. and you're never going to be any good at it as you think in straight lines not onion layers.

    Social media is just more of the same. Treat people like people and it doesn't matter the medium.

    To get started in business, spend your money on diesel and coffee.

    There are people out there who will try to convince you that you don't know enough, aren't good enough, or are plain old not enough. Because you'll then buy their product.

    Pick a direction. Get started. Keep going.

    You already know enough.

    You're already good enough.

    You are enough. Because you say you are.

    Now go.

    Start.