Probably the best Facebook comment. Ever.

So, Rob was asked to inspire some 18-year-olds last week, and in his preparation process, he put out a call to you guys over Facebook. One of the comments was so classic that we decided to signpost it here.

Thanks, Sean Laurence – we feel like this deserves its own poster or something. Now, if anyone else writes a comment this thoughtful on our Facebook wall, you can expect your own guest blog post too.

You have one chance.

ONE! One chance to get lucky. One chance to get rich. ONE chance to make your dreams reality. Do not squander it.

Create a balance between entertainment and LIFE.

Do not spend too much time at the bar or in front of a TV or computer screen.

Set a small, simple goal.

Push EVERYTHING else away and accomplish it. Then set another one. Trust me. It feels good to get shit done. Don’t tell yourself you can’t do something. Anytime you think the word CAN’T, change it to CAN.

Do not let ANYONE tell you that you can’t do something!

NEVER, EVER give up on yourself.

When you lay your head on your pillow…

Ask yourself: “What have I done today to become a better person?”

Divide massive tasks up into small ones

Knock them off one at a time.

If there’s somebody that’s toxic in your life…

Get rid of them. Surround yourself with positive friends who always have your back.

Keep your head up, your shoulders back and walk tall.

Look people in the eye. Give EVERYONE YOU MEET a heartfelt and genuine SMILE. Always wear that smile on both the outside and inside. Attitude breeds determination. Determination breeds success.

Fear can eat you up inside.

TAME IT! Do whatever you have to do to control it. Don’t let fear decide who you are.

Ask yourself

Can you take what you’re learning at your current job with you to the next?

Learn these skills

Remembering peoples names, time management, prioritization. They are invaluable in anything that you do.

Find something you enjoy doing and get paid for it.

If you’re not doing what you enjoy, immediately stop and move on. If you take away anything from this letter, this is the most important point.

There are fantastic people to meet, moments to experience and wilds to explore out there.

I encourage you to:

Get out

  • Allan

    +1 for the breaking big jobs into little ones and ticking them off. lots of little ticks are so much more satisfying than thinking about the whole thing as a super challenge which leads to procrastination.

    • Adele

      Yes – it’s that whole philosophy of ‘do what you can, where you are, with what you have’ – also, you gain more confidence when you tick off the little tasks, which gives you ammunition for tackling the bigger tasks.

  • http://seanlaurence.com Sean Laurence

    Hey! Thanks for featuring me on the blog. I hope that anyone that reads it gets a little something from it. Enjoy your day and spread happiness. :-)

    • Adele

      Thanks for commenting and for giving us something to blog about! Enjoy your day too.