The problem with giving advice to my younger self is saying something I would have listened to. My 20-year olds self thought I knew how everything should be and I didn’t want to hear about the realities of living. Looking back, these are the eight things I wish I had known earlier.
1. Growth is about going from one set of problems to a better set of problems.
There will always be some issue in your life that you want to resolve. No one ever reaches a point where their life is problem free. The only way to understand if your life is actually moving is if the problems that you’re dealing with now are different than the ones you were dealing with before.
Einstein is quoted for saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Until you solve the problem, then you’re the same person using the same thinking. If you currently have the same problems you did four years ago then you know you’re stuck and whatever you were doing, however you are living isn’t working. Do something else.