To be a good storyteller is to have all the power in the world.
There will always be more reasons not to take risks than reasons to take them. Be curageous enough to take your risks.
To avoid getting lost, be careful to make sure that what you do is defined by who you are and not the other way around.
Learning to replace filler words like "like," "uh," "um," with pauses and a slower pace of talking is one of the most strategic things a young person can do. Doors open up left and right when you sound naturally eloquent and thoughtful.
Learn how to make your weaknesses your strengths.
Chasing after existing opportunities, especially the rare and coveted ones, is a great way to stay motivated. Still, those who truly want to make history should look to create their own opportunities.
Ask yourself three questions before you make a big decision: 1) Does this make me different? 2) Does this scare me? 3) Will this make for a good story down the line? If the answer to all three is "yes," then it's 100% worth doing.
Be ruthless with how you spend your time and who you spend it with.