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Younger, mindless me

Last night, I pulled out one of my old journals. It was from a time long ago when I recognized I had made some big mistakes. I was in trouble. However, never a person who lacked aplomb, I had a grandiose plan to fix everything.

I wish the older, wiser me today could have advised the younger, mindless me.

Younger, mindless me: “I have a master plan to revamp my life forever.”

Older, wiser me: “Did you ask for help in creating this master plan?”

Younger, mindless me: “Hell, no. I got myself in this hole, and it’s up to me to get out of it.”

Older, wiser me: “You might want to talk to someone smarter than you. There’s lots of them out there.”

Younger, mindless me: “Just listen. Here’s my year one plan.”

Older, wiser me: “I’d prefer to hear about your rest-of-the-day plan.” 

Younger, mindless me: “And what makes you such an expert on my life?”

Older, wiser me (with a wry smile): “Because I lived it.”

Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.