Don’t Overreact to the Big Swings

In fear of turning these letters into a Gary Vaynerhuk blog, I wanted to introduce you to some content from Ramit Sethi.

I’m not going to give you a rundown of Ramit’s entire career and resume, just know that he’s built several successful online businesses and teaches people how to build their own and/or “live a rich life.”

You can look him up yourself.

What I do want to show you is an excerpt from one of his emails.

Not just for the copywriting (because its worldclass) or the email layout (which is great too), but for something he said near the end.

Ramit on the Alternate Reality of Social Media

I think I said this before — social media is amazing but it only shows the best of us.

The problem is, many young people (say “mentally” 20 years old or younger) are fooled into thinking that those Instagram feeds are real life.

Just remember that there’s a lot of bad, awful days that you will go through and that your life won’t be a straight line up.

There will be many, many peaks and valleys and each time you’ll think it’s the end of the world or that you’re on cloud nine.

So my advice: Just remember that eventually, you’ll learn not to overreact to the big swings in life.

Just get a tiny bit better at things.

As long as you’re making progress everyday in what you do or what you want to be, that’s all that matters.

Oh and sign up for Ramit’s emails.

Love, Dad

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