Its hard to predict whats coming for us in 2022. After all, last January 1st there was no way to know that 2021 would be the year.
Rather than post epic predictions, I’d like to share my mindset heading into a new year. Each day in NFTs is absolutely crazy, and I could use some grounding every now and then.
NFTs are all about that FOMO! But man, some of my biggest losses and blunders this year came when trying to ape into something for a quick profit. If a project has legs, it will be there tomorrow, and if it has longevity, chances are it will provide many great entry points along the way.
This year, I’ll be more purposeful with my ETH, Dapper, and Flow balances, and do my best to take a breath before splurging like an idiot. But when I do get a good feeling about a project (especially after maybe sleeping on it for a night), I’ll make an effort to properly ape in.
Prepare For Battle
This year took an exceptional toll on me, both physically and mentally. I wouldn’t trade it for anything else, but man staying up until 3am for stress tests and Moto GP drops really messed me up at times.
Inevitably, I’m willing to accept that the 24/7/365 cycle comes with the territory in web3, and I think I can be OK with that long term.
But this year, to sustain my degen lifestyle, I’ll carve out more offline-time and stay committed to a healthy lifestyle (shout out Jimmy’s Run Club in the TFM Discord!). I know its easy to say shit like “I’ll workout more” on January 1st, but even just making sure to spend 30+ minutes outside every day is a good first step.
We have a lot of fun in NFTs. But we also spew a lot of venom. Although the venom is normal for web2, it doesn’t need to be in web3. And that change will be up to us.
As new people enter the space, its our responsibility to show them that this is the online community the internet was always meant to be.
This year, I’ll be more patient with my IRL friends who don’t get it yet. And I’ll definitely be more patient with my digital colleagues and acquaintances who are doing their best to navigate this world.
And like Usman did for me, I’ll give others the push they need to go out and pursue their passions in web3.