Trust30: Day 8
What would you say to the person you were five years ago?
What will you say to the person you’ll be in five years?
I was 29 years old five years ago. I was facing a huge change in my place of employment. I was going into it with a great deal of trust. I was also stubborn as hell. I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t have listened to a thing I said. I am more than positive that the 34 year old me and the 29 year old me would have replicated a meeting of the titans. That’s how successful that conversation would have been.
However, I would have still tried. And I would have said:
“No matter how hard you work, no matter what you think is right or what you do, it will still blow up in the end, because you can’t control the actions of others. Sometimes, people just have darkness in their hearts and nothing you can do will overcome it.”
Pessimistic? Yes. Realistic? Probably. In these last five years I have learned that I can only control my own actions and, due to this, my own outcomes. And so what will I say to myself when I am facing the dawn of my 39th year? Simple:
“You survived when you thought you wouldn’t. And your success is the best revenge.”
There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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