These are the 3 Life Constants I Wish I Knew in My 20s.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
5 min readJan 1

“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What change will you embrace today?

How will you face your challenge today?

How will you put your ego in check today?

EVERYTHING CHANGES! — I love the comfort of my routines. I feel safe while doing my 9 to 5 job and returning home every evening.

On the way to my safe place, I fetch my kids. They take a bath. We eat together. They get ready for bed. We tell them some stories. We tuck them. They sleep. We have our “us” time. We go to bed.

The sun rises. We woke up. We have our breakfast. We dress them. We dress up. We drop them to school. We go to work.


I have had many regrets in my life. I wished things would remain the same when the world conspired in my favor.

Yes, now and then, I wish things would change if I felt like the wind was turning against me.

We spend so much time and energy trying to keep things as they are. Our primal brain rules us.

That part is the fight, fly, and freeze area that dictates most of our behavior. That is the part that creates shortcuts to save our energy. That is the part that always remains the same.

That is the lazy part of our brain, making everything possible to keep the status quo.

Deep down, we know that change is the only constant in life. Yet we dupe ourselves into the fantasy of “Always the same” Neverland fantasy.

We forget that we are here thanks to all the changes that happened before us.

Change has been the driving force from the big bang to our first breath in this world. Nothing remains the same.

That is the way of the universe to hit the reset button. Sometimes the new state is in our favor.

But, most of the time, we fear what is to come. It will disturb the peaceful monotony of our living.

Everything changes. Change is the only constant in life

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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