I just reread a post I wrote from a little over a year ago title Be a doer, not a talker. A year later, it's refreshing to see myself taking my own advice. I've worked incredibly hard the past year - both in designing and building an app at work that I'm super proud of and in teaching myself Swift in my spare time and building the first app that I connected, designed, and built entirely myself (coming soon to iTunes!). About 2 months after I wrote this post I made a major gamble on taking a job working on a new stealth wearable product. It will not see the the light of day, but I've learned so much in this experience that it was all well worth it. And finally, my crazy decision back in 2012 to leave my comfort zone and my family and follow a girl to California has all been worth it. So glad I followed my heart - we get married in less than two months :-).
#4 - Work very hard—a surprising number of people will be offended that you choose to work hard—but not so hard that the rest of your life passes you by. Aim to be the best in the world at whatever you do professionally. Even if you miss, you’ll probably end up in a pretty good place.
#10 - However, as valuable as planning is, if a great opportunity comes along you should take it. Don’t be afraid to do something slightly reckless. One of the benefits of working hard is that good opportunities will come along, but it’s still up to you to jump on them when they do.
#17 - If you think you’re going to regret not doing something, you should probably do it. Regret is the worst, and most people regret far more things they didn’t do than things they did do. When in doubt, kiss the boy/girl.
#25 - Remember how intensely you loved your boyfriend/girlfriend when you were a teenager? Love him/her that intensely now. Remember how excited and happy you got about stuff as a kid? Get that excited and happy now.