July 10th, 2022 | Issue #24
1 Quote. 1 Reflection. 1 Question.
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
From: Mike Tyson
Yours 20s are full of curve balls. The transition into the working world and ultimate freedom is an exciting time but it is also an uncertain one.
Being prepared helps but there are going to be times when your plan isn't ideal, so you have to discover a way to make it work.
You started a new job but find out you have a shitty boss.
You moved to the city of your dreams but struggle to find friends.
You found an affordable apartment, but the landlord has OCD on steroids.
You booked your weekend getaway only to have your flight canceled moments before takeoff.
You scraped the money together to buy a house, but the seller went with someone else at the last minute.
You can overcome these unfortunate situations by focusing on the things you can control.
Work hard despite your boss.
Join a fitness class to find some new friends in the city.
Keep the apartment clean to avoid the wrath of the landlord.
Have an awesome weekend locally despite the flight cancellation.
Save more cash and be ready to jump at the next housing opportunity.
This is how you react when you get punched in the mouth. Be relentless and unmoving.
What step can you take this week to prepare for the next punch?
ABOUT THE NEWSLETTER
The 1-Step Forward Newsletter is a weekly Sunday newsletter.
Each issue contains 1 Quote, 1 Reflection, and 1 Question each meant to guide you on the next step forward in your life towards improvement.
July 18 (newer)
"Washing one's hand of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." - Paulo Freire
July 03 (older)
"Most people are on the world, not in it — have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them — undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate." - John Muir