This Seth Godin interview concludes with his advice to any smart kid in high school:
That’s easy. Go start something. Right. There’s no locks on the door. The world marketplace is right there. Go on Craigslist, go on eBay, build a blog, build a website, build a following on Twitter, start a tribe, organize things. You will learn as you go. No one needs to know you’re in high school. But the benefits that you will get from leading in that way and connecting in that way are very very hard to overstate. Don’t wait for permission. Just start.
You can't build something great that you never start, and why not start as soon as possible? Godin believes that numerous small failures are critical to finding success. Just start and be prepared to fail in many ways, but fight through those failures to get to the other side. ◉