The young 24-year-old kid in this photo was stuck in a fixed mindset. I felt that I needed to prove, in numerous different ways, that I was good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, I wanted people to like me! I remember thinking that I could never do things or accomplish certain goals. I thought I was predetermined to be the “fuck up” for the rest of my life. Plans were hatched but in the back of my mind, I knew they were only empty words. That little voice climbed in and said, “you aren’t going to do this, and you know it so stay here.” I had a “never can” or “never could” mentality.