Our January cover guy grew up among violence, daily assaults, and drugs on the streets of Boston. But the boy he was in his youth didn’t amount to the man he is today without a little help. Wahlberg learned. He grew. And he gave his life a fighting chance.
Tip 1: Prioritize
“…Considering the circumstances that I grew up in, it was just the thing to do,” Wahlberg said. “But I realized—of course, you have to be incarcerated, and I was like, this is not what I want, you know, and the only way to change it is to do the work. And that’s the hardest part. Every day, all day, focusing on doing the right thing. Obviously, it’s not impossible, but it was difficult. Once I got my priorities right, it was just how it was going to be and who I was going to be. “
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