My fellow blogger Aundra, over at Keys to my Karma, came up with a cool idea. Its like this:
If you could somehow postmark a letter back through time to your younger self, what age would you choose and what would the letter say.
She asked me to write a letter and it ended up like this:
Stop being naive, seriously. As you grow older your perspective on life will change. You’ll move from being an indifferent, cynical pre-teen to an overly enthusiastic, overambitious young adult; can you feel that youthful exuberance? Maybe you should listen to your parents a bit more too and choose better friends. You know, those friends that will motivate, inspire and help cultivate that burning desire for greatness you’ll EVENTUALLY feel in the bottom of your stomach, yeah–those friends. Oh, and selecting cool mentors help too (You’d be amazed how many people are expecting great things from you, they would be more than delighted to help you, trust me. )
Anyway Gordon, the last thing i want to sound like is a nagging adult trying to mold you. I know better than anyone else that you’re a rebel and when someone tries to push, you’re just going to pull, but don’t worry much about that, you’ll learn how to be a proper rebel. The one that does not subscribe to the status quo, the one that will dare to be different and be an example to and lead his generation forward in earnest.
Lastly, don’t live your life in regret, don’t worry about who you are, instead focus on who you will become, because that keeps you motivated.
You’re bad ass Man.