Thoughts from the Night
Monday, September 16, 1996
(rediscovered Wednesday, May 11, 2011, as a 45-year-old)
Learn (and unlearn) as much from 30 to 45 as I did from 15 to 30. Anything that was possible from the outlook of a 15-year-old is just as possible now, as a 30-year-old. Stay near the bottom of the learning curve, with the same open, fresh and excited frame of mind as when I was 15. Remember, 45 is still young. Everything doesn’t have to fit into the next two to three years . . . maintain a longer-term focus.
Learn (and unlearn) as much running the business this year as the first year. Try as many new, creative things with the business. Try to have as much fun (if not more of it). Try to meet as many people as I did last year. And, pursue opportunities as fervently as I did last year; with a year’s worth of these experiences with me, I am in an even better position to make the most of them. Blue-sky . . . and don’t discard ideas that, at first, may sound idiotic. Try to always question everything as if for the first time . . . unlearn.
Laugh more! :-)