“Age provides perspective, but life wasn’t designed with a point at which it definitively gets easier.”
― Jana Eleanor
My 20s were a time of exciting opportunities, difficult challenges, and constant learning. I am grateful for the journey, but if I had to give my younger self advice, this is where I would start.
- Anxiety and excitement are basically the same feelings. Whenever you’re feeling anxious or whenever you’re feeling afraid, remind yourself to be excited and you’ll rise to the occasion.
- Everything worth doing is difficult at the beginning. Nobody magically gets a free pass on this, so just focus on where you want to be, not how far you have to go to get there.
- Perspective matters more than problems. You can focus on the difficulty or the opportunity. You can find a reason to be miserable or a reason to be grateful. You can focus on what you have to do or what you get to do.