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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self? | What I Wish I Knew at 22 Real Men Feel

    • Mental Health

A couple of days ago, I came across an Instagram post from an account called awake_spiritual, and it was a picture of Dwayne Johnson - The Rock, and it was called Things I Know at Age 45 That I Wish I Knew at 22.

It had a list of 14 such things. I don't believe this is anything The Rock said, but maybe it is.

It got me thinking about what I would tell my 22-year-old self. I had a few items right away and let my brain simmer with them for a bit.

I've got five, and then I'll also share all 14 that the IG post mentioned too.

What I would tell my 22-year-old self:


Life is good. --- I thought life sucks, then you die. Life is good, and you are worthy of joy.
Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING you are worried about ends up mattering much at all.
The only definition of what it means to be a man that matters is yours. Whatever you are doing, that's what a man does.
Action cures fear. Do the things you're afraid of.
You can be right, or you can be happy. Please choose happy.



Maybe you agreed with most, maybe with none. I don't care. I do care that you take a few minutes to think about this for yourself.

What would you tell 22-year-old you? Or if you are a young man, what would you tell your 16-year-old self?
Don't let the ages mentioned be your excuse not to do this.

Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast:
Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant
Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info!
Let's Talk - visit https://theandygrant.com/talk
Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related!
YouTube | Real Men Feel


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A couple of days ago, I came across an Instagram post from an account called awake_spiritual, and it was a picture of Dwayne Johnson - The Rock, and it was called Things I Know at Age 45 That I Wish I Knew at 22.

It had a list of 14 such things. I don't believe this is anything The Rock said, but maybe it is.

It got me thinking about what I would tell my 22-year-old self. I had a few items right away and let my brain simmer with them for a bit.

I've got five, and then I'll also share all 14 that the IG post mentioned too.

What I would tell my 22-year-old self:


Life is good. --- I thought life sucks, then you die. Life is good, and you are worthy of joy.
Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING you are worried about ends up mattering much at all.
The only definition of what it means to be a man that matters is yours. Whatever you are doing, that's what a man does.
Action cures fear. Do the things you're afraid of.
You can be right, or you can be happy. Please choose happy.



Maybe you agreed with most, maybe with none. I don't care. I do care that you take a few minutes to think about this for yourself.

What would you tell 22-year-old you? Or if you are a young man, what would you tell your 16-year-old self?
Don't let the ages mentioned be your excuse not to do this.

Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast:
Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant
Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info!
Let's Talk - visit https://theandygrant.com/talk
Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related!
YouTube | Real Men Feel


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/realmenfeel/message
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/realmenfeel/support

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