If you could speak to or write a note to your younger self…what one piece of advice would you offer?
If today were your 16 year-old son’s birthday, what one piece of advice would you give him? This can relate to women, life, career, family, etc. But, you can only provide ONE piece of advice.
What would it be?
Like most really good things, this question just popped into my head when conducting one of the interviews recently. The responses to it have been so interesting, I decided to bring it here to the blog and hopefully get your reply.
So, in other words, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, screw up, etc. Don’t NOT do something for a fear of failure – something I see stymie men left and right, all day long.
I also think it would engender a healthy embracing of failure. The reason this is important, of course, is that success is always a number of failures away. It’s just a question of how many. So, the more you fail, the closer you get to reaching your goal in ANY area of life.
I like this line of thinking, and how it opens me, and others (and ostensibly, my non-existent 16 yr old son) to LIVING and DOING.
Put some skin in the game, in other words – get out there and dive in. Failure won’t hurt as much as a life unlived will.
I debated with this one and “ASK FOR HELP”…but went with the former as, in some ways, it includes the latter.
So, that’s my answer plus my reasons why. What is yours?
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