Liz Gilbert: I would have told myself to focus on me, instead of boys, but I wouldn’t have listened.

Well-known author Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat.Pray.Love-fame said during a Supersoul-Sunday interview with Oprah that there is no advice she could give her younger self that she would have listened to.

“I was surrounded by all the grace and wisdom in the world, and I was just like: I got this,” she said.

If she, however, could give some advice that she would have followed, it would be to avoid romantic entanglements in her youth and to focus on herself, using the many hours to instead feed her mind.

Watch the full interview here:

I don’t know. On the one hand, I’ve always had this feeling that I know best for my life. This doesn’t mean that I don’t listen to other people’s advice, just that the locus of control and surety about the right path has always resided within me, for me.

It is one of the things in my life that is precious to me still.

But if I was convinced that it was really me, a future me, sharing the wisdom…

I think I might just have listened.

What do you think? Would you have listened to your own advice? And what would that advice be?

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