Episode 19 – What Brett Would Say To His 20-Year-Old-Self

After the usual high/low, Brett shares with Jake about what he would say to his 20-year-old-self.

Key Points

  • There is power in habits
  • Growing good habits will take you places you want to go
  • We need to develop our “will muscle”
  • Learn to change your world before you change the world
  • The process of sanctification isn’t easy
  • Embrace the difficult

Discussion Questions:

  • What struck you from this episode?
  • What would you say to your 20-year-old-self?
  • What habits have helped you and hurt you?
  • What do you need to change in yourself before you change the world?
  • How has adversity shaped your life?
  • What adversity do you typically run away from?


  • Peter Drucker – https://www.drucker.institute/
  • “Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ’s promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit. ‘Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.’ The Holy Spirit…he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life. The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration to happiness which God has placed in the heart of every man; it takes up the hopes that inspire men’s activities and purifies them so as to order them to the Kingdom of heaven; it keeps man from discouragement; it sustains him during times of abandonment; it opens up his heart in expectation of eternal beatitude. Buoyed up by hope, he is preserved from selfishness and led to the happiness that flows from charity.” (CCC 1817-1818)