This question by Michelle got me to revisit my years as a junior exec in a corporate company. A goal-orientated person, I was probably setting the benchmark too high and being too "serious" to myself then.
Five things I’d have told my younger self:
1. It’s okay if you don’t get it all.
You might not be able to get it all at once. And that’s okay.
Work on it over time. You will somehow make it, so long as you don’t give up on yourself.
2. Do not compare.
Build on what you have.
3. Faith, family, friend.
Fame might be flattering, but the greater blessings that a person could ever have are the faith in God, a supportive family and genuine friends who are there for you even when the world turns against you.
4. Laugh more.
It’s good for the heart.
It resets the way you handle things.
5. Pick your battle.
You do not need to win each time.
Hope it helps.