Be skeptical of the advice of successful people, they suffer from deep survivor bias. Hundreds of other people did exactly what they did and failed. Chances are their success has more to do with luck than the advice they are given you.
Jan 01, 2018
And remember what Fitzgerald said: Someone who experiences success in their 20s will believe it was their predetermined destiny. Someone who achieves success in their 40s will believe it was due to hard work and persistence. Only someone who achieves success in their 30s will appreciate the role luck had mixed with their desire to succeed. There are exceptions, of course, but I've generally found this to be true with regards to 20 and 40+ year olds.