Find Out What You’re Good At And Stick With It
If you’re 16 to 25 years old, this is for you…
In an interview, Sylvester Stallone was asked, “What advice would you give a younger version of yourself going into the career? What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” And he said, “Find out what you’re good at and stick with it.”
There are 2 things to pay attention to here…
Find Out What You’re Good At
Some people have this part covered. They have discovered what they’re good at. Well, good for them. Others are not so sure. Sometimes, they struggle with what other people believe they should be good at. Honey, look at you, not at other people. You have the answer. For some other people, they find that they are good at more than one thing. Well, you cannot do everything, and if you are going to, you won’t do it all at the same time. So, start with one. Everything else will line up, and fit nicely, eventually.
Stick With It
Here’s where the real work is, sticking with it. You see that excitement you feel about whatever it is you’re so passionate about? You won’t have that buzz every day. In fact, some days, you’ll find that you simply can’t be bothered. But if you’re going to make anything of it, you will have to keep at it. Every day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. Many times you will find yourself asking, “what am I doing?” or “why am I doing this?” Although you might find encouragement in a quote on social media, or in some motivational speech on youtube, you might even gather some wisdom for your favourite influencer, you’ll find ultimately, that the answer was in you all along.
Listen. Everything that you need to become, life will prepare you for if you will let it. It all works out in the end. Trust yourself. Put in the work. And have a beautiful life. You deserve to be here and grow into your best parts.