You know that point in your life where you start to suck? When this:
Let's not do that. Let's be awesome forever, and not in the " live fast and die young so we never have to get old enough to suck" way, because that is the weenie's way out. It's easy to maintain greatness when you never live long enough to be tempted by the ease of mediocrity.
* Jim, I'm just exaggerating to make a point, I have a poster of you over my bed that I've had since I was fifteen. We cool, right?
Erhm, anyway, I need you to promise me that you won't let this happen to you. I bet it's easy when you get older to get complacent, to get lazy and just accept things for what they are, accept a crappy life for what it is.
Never be satisfied with crappy! Never be happy with mediocrity! (Keep in mind I am not saying "Never be satisfied" If you happen to find yourself living the life you've always wanted for yourself and your extra-sexy spouse then good on you!)
Otherwise, don't settle in, don't suck it up and take it, that's how it starts! Do you think 80's Eddie Murphy in his red jacket-thingy unzipped to the waist ever saw himself doing the crap he does today? Hell no! But money is money is money and eventually, he probably managed to convince himself that he enjoys making garbage like Meet Dave.
And I'm not even talking about some massive, quit-your-job-and-flee-to-Tibet type thing either. Unless that's what you need to do. You do small stuff to keep the need, the desire to do SOMETHING even if it's as tiny as exerting that little bit of extra effort that's such a pain in the ass and hardly even seems worth it half the time, but you know it is. DO IT. Stay like this, promise me I won't wake up one morning far off into the future and discover you've become like everyone else, you've taken something because it was easy and it was there and not because it was what you've been working and dreaming and pining for.
And stay that way. 'Cause if you don't, I will be very disappointed in you.