Ten years ago, writing a letter to my younger self would have been hard. Not because there isn't anything fruitful to share from life experiences. But only because my advice to you would have been as expected -
“Do not foray into unknown territories”
That goes to say pretty clearly that you need to downright refuse and run away from new experiences and stop ideating altogether.
Well, not anymore. I won’t be sharing that piece of advice with even the worst of my enemies, forget advising myself.
True, times were unpredictable back then so you needed to stick with what was tried and tested but who isn't facing unpredictability in life. Everyone goes through a rough patch in life, struggling through the thick and thin only to emerge stronger at the end of it to look back and applaud their efforts and feel proud of their achievements.
You don’t see anyone fearing from taking the leap in whichever field it is that they want to jump into.
So go on. Take a plunge and see how it goes for you. Do you fall nose down at breakneck speed or do you glide through with utmost ease ? And even if things don't go as planned, never get disheartened. After all, it is called an experience for a reason.
Remember if you don’t grab the opportunity today, sorry let me rephrase that - if you don’t grab the opportunity like right now, you are the only person who’s going to repent it 10 years from now. Maybe then you will also chance upon this letter again and repent some more.
“It’s NOW or NEVER. So feel the fear and do it anyway.”
Note : This is an open letter from the current me to a younger me (like ten years ago) on what advice I would give myself. :)
What advice would you have for a “younger” you ?
**My theme for the A-Z April Challenge is "26 Days of Eloquent Writing".**