If you could tell your 19 year old self one thing what would it be? If you were able to go back in time and tell yourself, in your final teenage year, one thing, what would it be? At my store they asked veterans to provide pictures from their service years. My picture is when I was 19 years old.
So it made me think. I looked at the picture and said, "Boy what I would say to you."
What would I say to 19 year old Brian?
The obvious is to tell me to save money. That's easy. I would also want to tell him to never trust someone who says they won't cheat on you again. That however needs to come from life experience as does saving money. I was told both of those things when I was 19.
Both of those are mistakes I've made.
Most things in life you figure out or you don't. Remember I have one thing I can say. Since almost everything is life experience I think the best advice is,
"do your best not to make the same mistake twice because you will get many chances to do it."
I know that sounds cliche. Here's why it isn't. I could tell myself Jim Rohn quote, or tell me all the mistakes I made. That was strange to write. Anyway I don't believe anyone's hand should be held, so I would let myself make the mistakes. Just don't make a habit of making the same mistake twice. The less you do that the better your life will be. That means you're learning, and growing.