Who Dares Wins

In 3 years since graduating college, I’ve seen friends get married, have kids, sell their companies, go back to college, graduate med school and law school, close up their companies, travel the world, change jobs, and even unfortunately pass away. I’ve laughed a lot, cried some, and nearly died.


Today I turn 25. For a lot of people August is a big month of transition. I’ve been catching up with a lot of friends from high school and college who I haven’t seen in a few years and it got me thinking: Around the time you turn 25, you hit your first quarter life crisis and change directions or you double down. I’m doubling down.

I’m doubling down on family. By the time most Americans graduate high school, we’ve already used up 93% of our in-person parent time. I want to see my parents and cousins way more often.

I’m doubling down on friends. A lot of people know me as the MIA friend because I’m almost ALWAYS working. I’ll do better. I don’t want to miss out on our years before we all have kids and really can’t find time to hangout.

I’m doubling down on my firm. This one will be easy. Just more patience, persistence, and a sprinkle of luck. The flywheel is turning on Technium.

I love birthdays because they give me a gut check on life. See what life looks like in months. It’s not as long as you’d think. Those dots can fill up quick!

https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/life-weeks.html

But more importantly, life is remembered in moments that take our breath away. No matter how much time or how little time you have, make sure you’re spending time with the people and on passions that give you moments you’ll never forget.

I write this mostly for myself, but hope this short read reminds people to actively think about how you’re spending your days, months, and years. Either make a big change or stay the course, but whatever you decide, be in control of your path. Dare because those who dare win.

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