I Wish I Knew This Sooner...

December 16, 2023 1 min read

Andy Frisella on a plane

Note to my 20 year old self:

Accept this as reality today...

It's way harder than you think.

It takes way longer than you think.

It requires way more than you think.

The expectation in society of what it takes is drastically out of line with reality.

Nothing is quick.

Nothing is easy.

Nothing is pain-free.

...and virtually nobody around you is going to understand why you are doing it.

That's reality.

Building anything truly incredible is going to take every last drop of your blood, sweat, and tears.

If you are willing to push through all that...

Your vision will materialize and it will be worth it.

If you quit and start something new every time shit gets hard...

You get to spend your life confused as to why nothing has happened for you...

...and wonder what could have been had you pushed through.

Anything else you've been told or believe about success is a falsehood.

It's fucking hard.

Period.

Expect it...

Build yourself into someone who is equipped for the journey.

Doing so will spare you a lot of frustration.

Trust me on that.

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