No bullsh*t life advice for people in their 20s and 30s.

A lot of us grew up around adults who thought they were doing us a favor by giving us countless rewards just for showing up. No wonder we don’t know what the hell real success and joy look like.

It still works the same way for us as adults. Only now our “rewards” look a little different—our jobs or businesses, our friends or followers, our gadgets or stuff.

Ever stop to ask whether you’re actually enjoying the life you are building? Or are you merely scrambling to live some fantasy you or someone else envisioned for you long ago but that doesn’t work for you anymore—or never actually worked for you at all?

The truth is, life can appear as shiny as a trophy while still feeling as cheap as the plastic it’s made of. This discrepancy always seems to drag us back to the same mental space: uncertain, frustrated, and disconnected from our purpose and ourselves.

The good news is, if you want to make a change, you don’t have to have it all figured out now. As long as you’re committed, open, and honest you will begin finding your way out of the frustrating loop you’re in. At that point, the only thing keeping you from what you want—better relationships, a more meaningful career, or financial freedom—is figuring out how to build the bridge between where you’re at and where you want to be.