I have been 19 for two months now and I wanted to share the wisdom that I have collected from being 18. This list is in no specific order.
  1. Drink smart - use alcohol as a confidence booster, consume alcohol moderately but not to a point where you've gone 21 shots in and you're unconscious and about to puke.
  2. Drugs aren't so bad - whilst being 18 I have had the chance to try mdma. It was actually one of the best experiences ever and I'm still alive.
  3. Saving is an important skill - Just making financial sacrifices here and there to not impulse spend has saved me heaps.
  4. Saving is an important skill - Just making financial sacrifices here and there to not impulse spend has saved me heaps.
  5. Be organised in all that you do - that means imposing order in everything, in the way I work, in the way I fold my clothes, in the way that I eat, in all things.
  6. Work smart instead of work hard - Know the bull's eye and how to hit it.
  7. Confidence is key - Contrary to what DJ Khaled has said, I believe the real key to success is confidence. Just believing in yourself a little makes a difference in what you do.
  8. Don't sweat the small stuff - to be honest there is no use dwelling your thoughts over little problems. It is better to brush it off your shoulders and get on with life.
  9. Consistency - Small gradual efforts lead to solid form success. Keep up good habits.
  10. Connections - network, network and network. I cannot stress how knowing a lot of people could make a difference, I wonder how many employment opportunities I have forfeited not knowing the right people.