18. Put Yourself First

During my teenage years was when I first began to realize that this was β€œreal life”. It seemed like such a simple concept, but it was really quite layered. This is real life, my only life, and I’m the only β€œme” that has ever existed. I’ve got one shot at taking myself as far as possible, and achieving greatness.

To do that, I figured out that I need to put myself first. Of course, I try to help and love others whenever possible, but at the end of the day I put my needs first and do whatever I can to reach my goals. If you want to survive your teenage years as well as be a success later in your life, you need to learn how to put yourself first now, before you make a habit of letting others walk all over you.

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