“Have the courage to go for your dreams” – Melissa

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Our latest letter to a younger self is from Melissa (43) in Johannesburg. Dear 20 year old me, Stop being so hard on yourself. The greatest obstacle to our success if your own timid mind, afraid of your own thoughts, afraid of what other people might think of us. Have the courage to go for your dreams. Our parents will want us to study law, but you know deep down inside that we are supposed to pursue our art and music. Do not let them force you to waste five years of your life in studying something that you will ultimately move away from. Go for it now. Believe in yourself. And don’t be bitter towards them – they only want the best for you, even if they don’t really get it. You are talented and even though it will […]

Richard Branson’s letter to his 25-year old self: Let your dreams guide your path

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Richard Branson recently wrote a letter to his 25-year old self, as published and re-blogged from here. He explained in the blog that he wrote the letter because he was sent a #ChallengeRichard to write a letter to the 10, 25, 50, and 65 year old versions of himself. As each stage in life was so different, he decided to pen four separate letters. Here’s the second: His letter to 25 year-old him. Dear Richard, I’m writing to you from 40 years in the future. You’re now 65-years-old, and while you’ve lived a happy and healthy life with no regrets, I have some advice for you. Congratulations on launching Virgin. I know you’re still trying to find your feet and work out the ins and outs of business, but stick with it. I can guarantee the best is yet to […]