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– I’m scared.
I’m super scared. I’m scared because I know
exactly what happens this month every year. Every year. For the rest of time or actually
not the rest of time hopefully this will end soon but I’m
scared, I’m scared because I know that there are so many of
you that graduate this month and have no fucking idea
what you want to do. And that’s okay. Most people don’t. We should not be
stressed about that. I’m actually not
scared about that. I’m scared that you don’t
realize that you’re entering the greatest five-year
window of your life. If you are 22 years old and
graduating from college, shit if you’re 22 years old and
not graduating from college, if you are 22 years old you are
entering, first of all, some of the greatest years of your life,
A, but B, this is the moment, watch this video twice. If momma’s watching this,
send this to your daughter Sally right now because you have to
understand this next five-year window is when you don’t
go practical and safe. This is not the time to get
the job mom wanted you to. This is not the time to try to
maximize as much money so you can buy a fat whip. This is a time to realize that
you have a five-year window and it’s three for some it’s
eight for others but this is a five-year window for you to
attack the life that you want to win not because it’s “The
Secret” or ’cause the world’s so Zen ’cause it’s fucking
hard as shit out there. As a matter of fact, I’m
probably more scared of than your naïveté to hard it is. Class is easy. What you been doing for
the last 16 years is easy. It’s a fucking bullshit game.
It’s structured, it’s easy. The world, this thing.
This thing is hard. However that contradicts what
I’m going to tell you right now which is this is the best and
easiest five years of your life because this is when you need
to attack what you love and what you want to.
Here’s why. You don’t have all the baggage. You may have college loans,
respect it’s hard as shit. You may have the
expectations of your parents. Mentally hard, fake hard. You may have a lot of other
things but this is exactly when you can live with four
roommates in a basement and eat fucking fast food.
Do you understand? This is not when
the baby’s there. Some of you have babies. This is not when you’ve
been married and you promised. This is not when the
world has sucked out all your dreams and hopes yet. You’ve still got this window and
yet so many of you are so hungry for short-term gains. Maximizing the job that paid you
$3000 more but it’s not as fun but you want the $3000. For what?
For what? For a new iPhone?
For what? You get to live life one time
and this is the time right now to understand what’s actually
happening and actually map your behavior to something
that will impact you for the next 80 years. So promise me, promise me all
you youngsters that are watching this right now in the fucking
comments, ’cause I’ll jump in and talk to you, promise me that
you understand that the land grab of happiness
starts right now. That you don’t have to
worry about getting that job. What you should do is
go and travel and learn. Go and start that business
that you’ve always wanted. Hook up with those three
teammates and start that band you’ve always wanted. This is the time massively
risk, massively risk oriented. I know that this is what is was
a grow up and go see the world but guess what, the world isn’t
what mommy and daddy told you. The world is exactly going to
be what it’s going to be with or without the way you
thought is gonna be. A ton go shit is
going to change. The world changes
every god damn day. Right now what you need to
recognize is you can afford to. And not all of you I’m sure. Some of you will leave a
comment and say I’ve got a loan. I get it, respect. But that loan is going to be
there whether you go and try to and build something for yourself
or not one way or the other. And by the way, you
can work at night. This is when you put in the 18
hours a day to make your life that you want happen. And again ’cause I’m scared I
can hear myself fucking talking I’m not saying it’s “The
Secret,” its practicality. When you are in your early 20s
this is when you can grind at your highest levels ’cause
there isn’t all the fucking baggage that comes
across with life. It’s harder for the 42-year-olds
that are watching right now to listen to this advice. You just can’t wake up tomorrow
and be like “Let’s go,” ’cause little Sally has
soccer fucking practice. And because you got 1 million
other things that are holding you down. But boy, if you’re lucky enough
to be graduating today with not a fucking idea of what you’re
going to do with your future nobody’s ever been
luckier than you. Please recognize it.

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100 thoughts on “WHAT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE

  1. Sir, I always have a question that how people like you get motivated…. because I always need motivation and that always fades out in less time…….how to retain this motivation that what I am gonna do

  2. This video made me realize how much important is to make your own decisions. And it's true after University you have the right time to be free.

  3. I live in India and its my last year of my B.COM in college and …i have no idea what to do. I want to start investing , do businesses but with what fucking money? To get a loan you need to have a job and the amount is too measely to even buy an iPhone. I wanna be rich ,i wanna put in Work but i just don't know How or where to even fucking start!

  4. Awesome ! I'm finishing college soon … I don't have much confidence in academic accomplishments, but I know I love to draw. So I'm gonna try for the sun and see how I can make money off drawings and animations etc.

  5. 72 year old here. I wish i saw this video 50 years ago 🙁

    JK im 21. feels like i have time travelled on my wishlist and teleported. but still i have no idea. i like rockets and electronics. elon musk is my religion. idk what to do. help.

  6. I'm abla , from algeria , I chosed medical school because of my parents than I tried so hard to love it and do all what I can but I didn't . I didn't pass and this is my last chance in medical school , I'm 18 and half , I feel like my life is destroyed , I don't know what I want , somdays I wake up so motivated , and somedays I don't even want to live , I think I need help but I can't speak to my familly about it because I already lost a year so they will juge me speacilly my father he literally will kill me 😂for medical school it was his dream since I was born , help me I feel alone ( sorry for my bad english )

  7. 24 and just completed b.s in accounting. Very applicable degree and not hard to get a job at all and the pay is decent but just not feeling that excitement to get out of bed in the morning and Go to work. I guess it's not exactly the most dynamic or exciting career path to have chosen.

  8. I wish u could be here in india to help many of us who really wanna do something out of our shitty lifes nd be wat we really want to…😣

  9. Thanks Garyvee I am 19 and at my first year of graduation but still I promise I will hustle and do the things I love

  10. I graduated in May 2016, but didn't see this video until tonight. Freaking inspirational. I know I still have that 5 year window and I'm making some moves now.

  11. Yo this is Pet Peeve talking n RN it's 19:48 pm in RSA. When I blow up I want yall 2 find this comment n remind me where I came from 💯

  12. Hey Gary! Oneday i am going to meet you !! As a millionaire or a happiest guy who tried a business and failed…but still happy because he tried!

  13. Your energy is incredible. Been watching a lot of your content recently & it's super motivating. Currently in my last year of college, building two brands, my clothing line VOLUCI & my band, The Strangers Club. The more of your content I watch, the vision becomes progressively clearer & I feel that I can elevate both of these brands to high levels over the next few years, applying the information you're giving to areas of my work. Thank you man.

  14. After failing 3 businesses already I finally realized how hard this world actually is. Well, I'm 22 now and time to change something since whatever I'm doing isn't working now.

  15. Hard when right after college
    I had to take care of my mom who ended up on dialysis
    Now has cancer
    Couldnt move out

    Now im 26, still trying to take care of her, broke (lived in poverty) and struggling

  16. I really like the fqct that he made it crystal clear

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  17. I love you man ❤ I'm 23 year old graduated last year and still didn't get a job. I'm fucking scared but you give me courage man I love you…Can i get a fuckin reply !!! waiting for miracle i don't even know if you're going to notice my comment.

  18. Stop seeing your life as a movie.
    Your life is what u doing now.
    Life is in the moment.
    Feel it!
    I need to see like i got only once change.
    U have come alone, and will go alone.

  19. Talk to me Gary. I have 3 months till graduation and I have zero clue of what I want to do. I know I always had a drive for business investments but that’s honestly all I can say.

  20. But what if to do what makes me happy, I need to earn some money and make savings for like 4-5 years. Should I start working harder in what I love or should I get a job and start what makes me happy after 4 years and start it on good foundation? It's really confusing me because I know that I have good skills but customers here appreciate quality over skills. And I don't have professional gear to produce good quality shoots right now. 😅

  21. Hi I'm 24
    I started my mini Business after graduation. I was 22 at that time and that Business is growing now and I happy with my decision.

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