In life, you have to suffer through challenges and failures but hopefully grow as a result from enduring them. There is plenty of advice being offered all around us when growing up, but when we are young, we are predisposed to often tuning it out.
While I have compiled here 10 nuggets of advice to relay to my 18-year-old self, this perspective can most likely only be learned over time and through actual life experience.
Putting aside the current limitations of time travel, if I was somehow able to bestow all of these suggestions to my 18-year-old self, I am not sure it would have made a bit of difference in my life. Words and suggestions can help guide and cajole, but life experience is indeed the ultimate teacher.
Perhaps this list is just an expression of gratitude for where life has brought me to this point. Maybe it is a guidepost to help me in parenting my young son through his pending challenges and struggles in life, which he will undoubtedly face. Read More