When did this generation (I'm speaking to the 20,30, and 40 year olds) not realize how long it took their parents to achieve what they've achieved? This generation I'm referring to looks at their parents and seems to want the big house, the fancy cars, the jet skis, the four-wheelers, and the vacation home RIGHT NOW. Not ten or fifteen years down the road. NOW!
Don't settle for the lifestyle your parents have right now.
Sure, it's easy to go into debt and have all of this fancy stuff. But debt is a crutch that will keep you from achieving the level of success you are capable of.
Work hard, save, and start out small.
Remember the fable The Tortoise and the Hare? Who won?