I think that's what David Brooks is saying beginning at about 3:08 in the video above.
Wow. So what did Mr. Brooks do with his life?
A few minutes later, at about 5:34, the author, columnist for the New York Times, political pundit, part-time professor and father of three says:
"When I graduated from college, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I knew I wanted to do some teaching. I thought I wanted to be a playwright or a novelist, go into politics, have a spouse, children."
Sounds to me like he listened to his inner voice, was true to himself and followed his passion. Mr. Brooks is only 54 years old; I'd say his future is limitless. You never know; he may even one day write a play or a novel.