20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life

20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life

#7. All the stuff you’re doing that seems hard — it will be of use. This is the first one that might not be as obvious. There were times in my life when work was hard, and I did it anyway, but hated it. I did it because I had to, but boy did it stress me out and leave me exhausted. Hard work isn’t as easy as I wanted it to be. But you know what? Every bit of hard work I did without knowing why I was doing it … it’s paid off for me in the long run. Maybe not right away, but I’m using skills and habits I learned during those times of high stress and long hours and tedious work — I use them all the time, and they’ve made me into the person I am today. Thank you, younger Leo!

Exactly! I’m living it out. Studying Korean is hard right now…but I know it’ll pay off. :-)


3 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. There were some good points in that article!

    At first, I disagreed with #7, thinking of Calculus. But I realize, the value of having to work hard, especially when you are young. If you don’t, you get the idea that everything should be easy. Persistence is an important trait, as is not being afraid of hard work.

  2. Joseph Davis

    Glad to know that you are studying your “original lingo” now. I am sure it’ll be paid off in the end. Good luck, brah!

  3. Bill, yep, you got that right.

    JD, haha, original lingo, indeed. Gotta practice.

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