Never looking at your budget and never making a budget is the exact same thing.
The possibility for greatness and embarrassment both exist in the same space. If you’re not willing to be embarrassed, you’re probably not willing to be great.
Feel no shame in seeking help from a counselor or therapist. We all have crap we try to wrap and hide under the Christmas tree. Get rid of it before it smells up your entire holiday.
Don’t ever, ever check Facebook when you’re:
C. Depressed and Drinking.
E. Anytime after 9:17 pm.
All those amazing college friends you swore you’d never lose contact with after college yeah, well, you might lose contact. Moving all over the country, getting married, and having kids all make that forty-five-minute conversation with your sophomore roommate a little more complicated than it used to be. Making and keeping friends takes intentionality.
Your 20s and early 30s will produce more failures than you’ll choose to remember. The key is when you fail, don’t begin calling yourself a failure.
Every break up has two breakups. I’m no physicist, but this is a law of physics, of this I am certain. Yes,you’ll have the first tearful “It’s over”. Then 1-2 months later after there’s “been talk”, you’ll have the “real breakup” because she forgets to call as she used to or he checks out the waitress like he’s a judge for Miss USA. And gird those loins because in the second break up there will be a lot more breaking.
Life will never feel like it’s “supposed to”. However, let me be so brash to say that you are right now, at this moment, exactly where you need to be. But you’ll only be able to see that five years and thirty-eight days from today.
Success in your 20s is more about setting the table than enjoying the feast. Success is your 20s is about owning, honing, refining, and defining what I call your Signature Sauce — the unique flavor you bring to the world where your passion, purpose, and career collide.
Marriage WILL NOT fix any of your problems. No, instead marriage will put a magnifying glass on how many problems you really have. We grow up carrying bags with our insecurities, fears, bad relationships, problems with our parents — you name it. Begin to ditch these bags now. Newly married and living in a small apartment is no place to store a luggage set full of shiz.
Great ideas alone mean nothing. Your ability to persevere through 16 major setbacks, a lack of passion, forgetting why you started this great idea in the first place, and all the people who allude that your great idea is actually quite terrible — well, that means everything.
The grass is always greener on the other side until you get there and realize it’s because of all the manure.
Adopted from All Groan Up