Have you ever thought about what advice you would give yourself 10, 20, or 30 years ago?
If you could talk to yourself when you were at the start of the journey you now consider yourself to be further along in, what advice would you give your past self?
That question has a million answers. You probably think you have some damned fine advice to offer your younger self, perhaps advice that you’d repeat to any other younger people who will listen.
So here’s the better question – if you know what you should have done when you were younger, why don’t you do those things now?
“Oh, if I could go back and do it all over, I’d definitely get into/out of this or that industry.” So why not now?
You can start over any time you want. Don’t be a slave to what you think you’ve earned, especially if it’s keeping you from doing so much more. The fact is, you almost certainly are smarter now than you were then. It was smart of your younger self to make a plan. Now it’s up to you to improve on it. You don’t have to take your marching orders from someone who had the same dreams as you but ten years less experience.
It’s never too late to take the advice your future self wants to give you.