Five years ago, I was a sad human being.
I was an alcoholic working at T-Mobile with zero prospects and nothing promising going on in my life.
My days consisted of training (which I would schedule around my drinking), making $10/hr selling phones and drinking the nights (and a lot of days) away. I was 27 years old, and I was a fucking loser.
Me with my girlfriend of 4+ years.
Had I continued on the same path, I’d probably be dead or in jail by now. But I’m not. Just five years later, I am sober, a military veteran, a college graduate, and an author. I’m in a relationship that brings me happiness. I’m in a position to be an inspiration to others and I’m very optimistic about my future.
My life used to be a mess, but I turned things around. If your life is a mess, you can too.
Note before we get into the rest of the article:
Because I’m very open about my past, people in similarly desperate situations regularly approach me wanting to talk about how they can fix their own lives. And because this is so close to my heart, I’m extremely generous with my time. If I can help just one person get out of the depths of despair, I’m happy.
But the truth is this: 99% of people never take action. Fixing your life is difficult, painful, and requires that you make some radical changes in how you spend your time and energy. Most people don’t want to fix their lives badly enough to do that (some do, though).
Most people would rather just keep seeking out advice, because it makes them feel like they’re doing something.
And at the end of the day, I can’t make anyone do the work. If you want to improve your life, you’ll follow the advice and recommendations I lay out in this post.
If you don’t, you’ll soon look back on your life with nothing to be proud of; no happiness, no legacy — just wasted potential.
It’s up to you. The clock is ticking and time is running out.
1. Be honest with yourself
The first step is the most painful: You have to admit your life is fucked up.
We all want to believe that we have things under control, and that we’re just going through a temporary rough patch. But in all