When I first entered college, I snickered at the people who would call their parents every day.
I feel like an idiot now.
I was so consumed with "growing" -- which to me meant doing things on my own independently of my parents.
And to a certain extent, it worked.
I grew in so many ways mentally and built my resilience.
But I was also disconnected from what really matters in life -- your relationships with the people you care about.
One trend I noticed with young entrepreneurs is our desire to do things our selves. We're so obsessed with proving to others of our grit, that we let ego control us.
That was me for the majority of the past 4 years.
I thought that if I put my head down and worked and "accomplished things", that I would be happy.
But I wasn't.
It's fine to work hard.
It's fine to want to grow up fast and by your own volition.
But don't forget the relationships that ground you.
The older I got, the more I realized how much I liked telling my parents I love them and just talking about nonsense a couple times a week.
For those reaching for great heights, do so -- but do so along with staying active in the relationships that matter to you.