Gary Vaynerchuk was asked by Tim Ferriss, What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”?
Macro patience, micro speed. They should not care about the next eight years, but they should stress the next eight days.
At a macro, I think everybody’s super impatient. I think I’m unbelievably patient in years and decades, and unbelievably sporadic and hyper every minute on a day-to-day basis.
I genuinely think everybody’s the reverse. Everybody’s making decisions about, like, “What am I going to do at 25? I better do that. . . .”
In years, they’re impatient and making dumb decisions, and then in days, they’re watching fucking Netflix.
They’re super worried about 25 when they’re 22, yet they’re drinking every Thursday night at 7 P.M. They’re playing Madden.
They’re fucking watching House of Cards. They’re spending four and a half hours on their Instagram feed every single day.
This is super important.
Everybody’s impatient at a macro, and just so patient at a micro, wasting your days worrying about years.
I’m not worried about my years, because I’m squeezing the fuck out of my seconds, let alone my days. It’s going to work out.