Why You Should Do It All
Lots of advice is to hunker down, to save your nuts for the winter. Get your head down, study, get good grades, get a good job.
Lately, there is lots of other advice to be a leader, entrepreneur, raise capital, raise debt, travel the world, make more money.
Neither track is bad advice. But why not do both?
Make more money and save more money. Work a full-time job and do one on the side. Have roots somewhere and travel too.
The trouble with advice is that it comes from the worldview of the person giving it, not from the worldview of the person receiving it.
If you are introverted, have a brilliant idea and are a little timid then following advice to listen more, read more, and to be cautious is tempting as it is your natural self. Similarly, if you are already overconfident, talk over people, and act before thinking, then getting advice to be brasher, to do more and to pester people might not be the best.
In either case, seeking out advice that is less like your current self, whilst not losing who you are is surely the secret to the game.
If you have low self-esteem then thinking that you are better than everyone around you is just an antidote to bring you back to normal. If you are already arrogant, then the same advice is an overdose likely to tip you over the edge of social norms.
Whatever you are like, whatever you are doing. You can do it all.
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