This post is dedicated to my son Adam; as well as to all of you growing up, being curious and creative, no matter what your age is.
Keep that curiosity, don’t ever allow anyone to kill it in you. Your mind is set to try out new things, new ways and approaches. Keep it that way.
Run your own projects, don’t let anyone explain to you 100 million ways on why the thing you’re working on will not work. Things will work out for you if you try.
Realize soon that grit, dedication and hard work alone will not get you far enough. Socialize, collaborate with others.
But choose wisely with whom you collaborate, whom you hire, or whom you work for. Avoid people who soak energy from you and do not give any of it back to you. If you doubt on the first glimpse someone is not compatible with your way of life and values, the way of treating people, cultures and doing business, ten your instincts are most likely right. Just listen to your instincts. There’s always someone around who’s waiting to stab you in the back.
If that happens, learn from it, forgive, but never forget. Lesson’s learned, move on. Life is short, but world is wonderful and full of opportunities.
Build and ship things. Change the status quo. The best businesses are those you did not start. The best blog posts are those you never wrote. The best photographs are those that only existed in your head. The best app is the one you did not release. The person that does not seem approachable to you now is no more than seven degrees of separation away from you.
If nothing changes, nothing will ever change.
Don’t let that happen to you.