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Future Mistake #10: Misunderstanding Your Intelligence

When I was growing up, like most kids, I considered my level of intelligence in comparison to my siblings. Which, in my case, was a bummer because my older sister was super duper smart. On top of...

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Future Mistake #9: Who's Gonna Pay For That?

 

Oftentimes, emerging adults are given generic advice about their future, something like:

  • Do what makes you happy
  • You can be whatever you want
  • If you find your passion, you never work a day in...
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Future Mistake #8: Wanting What Others Want

 

Without realizing it, people want, desire, and pursue goals and ambitions that others pursue first. We are an imitating people, subconsciously reaching for goals not purely because we value them...

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Future Mistakes #7: Letting the Past Predict Your Future

Despite how impressed you are with me today, I wouldn’t have garnered the same impression if you had met me when I was young. Sure, my mom loved me, and my teachers said I was a sweet kid,...

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Future Mistakes #6: Waiting for Rescue

I’ve always wondered what it must’ve been like to be Lebron James as a teenager. I knew who he was when he was 16 years old- the chosen one. There was very little doubt that he would...

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Future Mistakes #5: Pursuing Happiness

 

You've probably heard the old adage, "Choose a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life." Sounds wise, right? But what if I told you that aiming straight for a career that...

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Future Mistakes #4: No Aspirations

 

Even as a young boy, I couldn’t wait to grow up and be a dad. And a grandpa. If you put a microphone in my face and asked me what I wanted to be when I got older, I would’ve said,...

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Future Mistakes #3: Overemphasizing Talent

 

There’s a classic icebreaker question: What’s your bizarre talent?

Mine? I can’t sing, dance, or twist my tongue weirdly. I can juggle, whistle, and make drip noises with my...

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Future Mistakes #2: Neglecting Interests

 

“Follow your passion, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” - Every Graduation Speaker Ever.

You’ve heard that advice before, right? Probably given it a couple of...

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Future Mistakes #1: External Voices

 

Every kid is faced with the same question: What do you want to do when you grow up? They get asked about it countless times. And if you’re like me when I was growing up, I gave different...

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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

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