Last Thursday, when I was visiting a friend in Seattle. I realized that night when he showed me the guest room that I haven’t slept in a bed for a month.
Not that I particularly care about it, but it made me realize how uncomfortable growth is both emotionally and physically.
It’s not Instagram worthy, but it’s my story.
Over the past month, I’ve spent significant time looking inward to create a better version of myself. Spending time in unknown cities where I knew very few people helped.
Additionally, spending time with close friends has also helped.
I’ve created a vision of the person I’d like to become.
Gaining clarity has been difficult because there are too many options.
With youth, we have the opportunity to spend our time compounding in any direction we want. Whether that’s building a skill, moving up the corporate ladder, or creating something (art, music, businesses etc…).
These options felt overwhelming.
On top of that, when I open Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter it seems like all my friends are getting ahead.
There is this illusion that everyone’s moving faster than I am. As much as I wish I was immune to ‘mimetic desires,’ I’m not.
So, how does one break through the noise?
For me, it started with taking a clear look at myself by working through pent up emotions, childhood trauma, and negative thought patterns.
Note, I said ‘working,’ it’s an on-going process.
To construct a vision of the future, understanding the present is the first step.
Once you have a clear picture of what you want and why you want it. I’ve learned that the how figures itself out.
I’ve decided to go all-in on myself and urge you to do the same for yourself.
There should be a big announcement in the next newsletter, lookout for it.
Unrelated to the announcement. I’m working on something exciting if you’re looking for a job, DM me. I’d like to help.
I’m in New Jersey for the next week and then will be on the move again.
Let’s get coffee if you’re available!