This distorted view made me believe I needed to be successful by 21. Which lead to me taking bigger risks and making a lot of mistakes.
Someone along the line becomes afraid of making a statement; afraid of being too ‘out there’; afraid of upsetting their boss.
Slow down, you're going to have a very long life, and you will work till you are at least 70. You don't have to work full pelt for nearly fifty years.