As a dog in the game with several gray hairs, I’m often asked:
“What advice would you give to my younger self?”
And it got me thinking, would I tell my younger self?
The kid who came to America and was placed in ESL classes and diagnosed with ADD.
Or the awkward flabby teenager terrified to ask a girl to the prom.
Just as fast as it took me to think back to those memories a flood of advice came crashing down.
So I wanted to share the life advice I’d give myself with you:
- Life is short, start failing sooner
- Fitness is a gateway drug to a better life
- Be mindful of who you surround yourself with
- Do the opposite of what everyone else is doing
- A big factor in your success is who you decide to marry
- You’re one decision away from everything you’ve ever wanted
- Don’t be an asshole, you never know what others are going through
Now while you’ll never have a chance to share this with your younger self.
I’m a firm believer that you have a second chance to share these lessons with your kids.
So take the lessons that you learned growing up and apply them to fatherhood.
Guiding and sharing your fatherly advice with your son or daughter.
You’ll be surprised just how much you’ll make that younger you proud.
P.S. If you’re a father looking to instill life lessons in your son, join me at the next Squire Class.