learn from others!
Advantages of past time
In our generation today we are able to receive and obtain information faster than we ever have before. Because of this many of you have the world of information in the palm of your hands every single day and every single second. You can find informative articles and blogs on Twitter, Facebook, now Instagram and variety of different places like those named. But I am here to tell you that many of those articles you read "20 ways to impress a person you like," "How to be successful in college guide." But what if I were to tell you that you can obtain rich information from your very own family. Whether it is your grandparents, parents, older relatives they all have one thing in common, they have had hours, days, months, and years of experiencing failures and successes compared to you. What do I mean by that? Let's take an example that you are 15 and play baseball. Let's say that your grandfather (72) and dad (44) and older sister (22) all played baseball and softball growing up and had the chance to play in college too. Your grandfather (72-15= 57 years of time to learn about baseball before you), your dad (44-15= 29 years of time to learn about baseball before you) and your sister (22-15=7 years of time to learn about baseball before you). Because they were born before you they have all had the opportunity to learn how to hit better, how to pitch better, how to steal a base better. Malcolm Gladwell author of the book Outliers (listed below) talks about the advantages of crafting and practicing skills and how to use others to help you craft your skills better.
My point? Take the time to learn from those before you, they might not always be right about their information (I am not telling you that). However what I am telling you is that some of the best ways we learn is through listening and seeing other people succeed or fail and teaching us why or why not you should a particular thing. Continue down below and listen to Nathan as he provides his council to you on the failures of life, listen carefully!