This post was inspired by Julien Smith’s post titled 20 Things I Should Have Known at 20. Awesome food for thought so check it out.
5 years ago, I was 17 and in my freshman year in college. Damn, how things have changed! This was before our business, before I tried out for professional soccer teams, and before I’ve met so many incredible people around the world by doing what I love. This isn’t directly related to running a micro business, but a lot of these lessons can be used in running one.
- Your GPA in school has no direct correlation to how successful you’ll be in life.
- The college you go to has no direct correlation to how successful you’ll be in life. It’s no big deal if you don’t go to college.
- It’s about who you know, not what you know. Street smarts get you further than book smarts.
- It’s not a good thing when your credit card limit constantly increases.
- You probably won’t be friends with the friends you had in high school 5 years after high school.
- You probably won’t marry your high school sweetheart.
- Potential is a great thing to have but eventually you have to do something with it.
- Don’t do “it” just because everyone else is. Have your own opinion.
- Do as much as possible when you’re young. Play as many sports and join as many organizations as possible.
- What you write on Facebook, stays on Facebook.
- They say that high school is the best 4 years of your life but that’s only true if you’re proactive and make it that way.
- He who provides the alcohol will be popular.
- He who provides the alcohol is probably only popular because he provides the alcohol.
- You get away with a lot more when you’re young, so take advantage of that. Do dumb shit and learn from it.
- Don’t let the dumb shit you did in high school scar you for the rest of your life.
- High school crushes are awesome. You know what’s better, actually having a girl/boy friend instead. Ask the person out.
- Don’t break up with a boyfriend or girlfriend and keep on going back out with them. This is a great way to become emotionally unstable. Once it doesn’t work, it will never work.