What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

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What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby mistlechild » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:01 pm

I'm turning thirty in just over a year and a half and I've been reminiscing lately about the good ol' days as an early twenty-something with very few cares in the world. I think it was this that got me going.

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So I'm asking you: what would you tell your twenty-year-old (or 30, or 40!) self? Curious to hear what others have to say. :)
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Postby drewc » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:00 pm

I would probably tell my younger self to keep doing what I'm doing. I really haven't had any huge set backs or bad decisions. Maybe a couple bad business start ups, but those taught me more than the amount of money I lost. What about you?
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Postby mistlechild » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:25 pm

I'd tell myself, amongst other things, to be mindful of my goals, cause it's easy to lose sight of them when you're staring at a purse that costs $200 but you don't have the money right then and there. Also, I'd tell myself that there IS time for everything, but I can't do it all at once, so I should stop trying so hard. These are a couple lessons I learned over the last decade. Thanks for sharing, Drew!
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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby bpgui » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:17 pm

I'd tell myself to pick a different career

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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby mistlechild » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:50 pm

bpgui wrote:I'd tell myself to pick a different career


Why is that? There's always time to change things up. What industry are you in?
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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby bpgui » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:21 pm

Law, but family obligations pretty much preclude the option of changing.

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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby mistlechild » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:49 pm

Fair enough. Have you thought about doing something on the side that may be more fulfilling? There's always opportunities to get out of one job if you take the chance! Easier said than done when you've got a family, I understand.
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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby bpgui » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:54 pm

mistlechild wrote:Fair enough. Have you thought about doing something on the side that may be more fulfilling? There's always opportunities to get out of one job if you take the chance! Easier said than done when you've got a family, I understand.

Already doing that, but it take a miracle for it to replace my salary.

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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby imvictorlee » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:37 pm

I am approaching my forties so I'd probably tell myself to start looking ahead another 10, 15 and 20 years and to think and pursue my passion. You don't have that many 10 years in your life and I have sort of wasted 30 years of my life.

Still, I think everything happened for a good reason and perhaps the 30 years was spent for me to realize that I have to appreciate my future years.

Yup, so instead of telling myself 10 years ago what I should have don, I guess it's more meaningful to tell the me now what I should do from now on.
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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby DoingHomework » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:59 pm

If I could talk to my past self I would give myself stock tips.

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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby bpgui » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:47 am

DoingHomework wrote:If I could talk to my past self I would give myself stock tips.

and Lottery numbers

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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby vernon66 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:59 am

I would tell myself to learn everything you can about money. As they say...money isn't everything and you can't buy happiness, and I agree, but I have learned that it is a tool that allows for options and opportunity in one's life. It's essentially an enabler. In other words, if you don't have any money to speak of, your life has financial stresses, you feel trapped in whatever your livelihood is. Even worse is if you are in debt. It's really important to learn as much as possible about money and all that it entails. You still may not have happiness, but I guarantee you, you will have less stress and the ability create many more opportunities for yourself. That is probably one of the few things that I actually regret not doing sooner. Get smart about money, you have to do it!

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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby mistlechild » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:45 am

bpgui wrote:
DoingHomework wrote:If I could talk to my past self I would give myself stock tips.

and Lottery numbers


:lol: Like in Back to the Future II?
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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby mistlechild » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:47 am

vernon66 wrote:Get smart about money, you have to do it!


I totally agree! I wasn't taught how to manage my money when I was a kid. My parents were too busy worrying about their own finances to help me out with mine, but I don't blame them. I do wish that finances were taught in school, though. For all the algebra and calculus that I've forgotten long ago, I would have found much more value in learning about budgets when I was that age. But then again, who knows? Maybe I wouldn't have paid any attention to it and still would have had to teach myself when I got older. Que sera, sera!
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Re: What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Postby kombat » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:15 am

mistlechild wrote::lol: Like in Back to the Future II?


That was sports betting, not lottery numbers.


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