Best advice

Welcome to our Friday Comment Thread. (I've got my hopes up for this one.)

Quick recap: A 25-year-old reader emailed me, concerned about getting stuck in the wrong job/industry/career, and asked, "What advice would you give a younger version of yourself?”

Advice I've heard from readers so far:

  • "What is your passion? What are you good at? Answer those two questions, find a way to marry them, and GO!"

  • "Have a goal and work toward it, but expect the goal to change."

  • "Take care of your health. You'll appreciate it when you're older."

As for me, the short version of my advice to my younger self would be: "Don't worry, just work at it."

When I look back, I worried about a lot of things that now seem like they didn’t matter very much.

I was always a hard worker, but I’ve learned to focus better—put the worry aside, identify the things I can actually change, and just work hard on whatever my current challenge is.

OK. Your turn. What's your advice?

Our 25-year-old reader (along with several other 20-something readers who emailed me after yesterday’s post) would love to know.

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