What You Should Do In Your Twenties
There are certain things you should do in your twenties, and some things you shouldn’t.
You’re young, fresh, and eager. What do you want to do with your life? It’s a big question, and one that you might not be able to answer immediately. There’s no easy, quick way to answer that question.
In your twenties, you’ll face many decisions—both good and bad. Some are big and others are small. But most will affect your entire life—which means that you’ll likely make some mistakes along the way. We’ve compiled a list of the ten biggest mistakes young people make. We’ll explain each one, and show you how to avoid making them.
1. Plan and Prioritize
It is vital for young professionals to set their own personal priorities in their twenties. As a young professional, you’ll spend much of your twenties in pursuit of career advancement, establishing a network of contacts and building your professional reputation. However, there are many other things in life that are equally important.
2. Put Your Passion into Action
You don’t have to choose between becoming a successful entrepreneur and having a life. In fact, as a business owner you can still do both. To be successful, entrepreneurs must have passion. They must have a deep desire to serve and help people. They must love what they do. That passion has to come through in every interaction they have with clients and prospects. If you’re not passionate about what you do, people won’t be either.
3. Learn from the Past
If you want to make better decisions and avoid bad habits in the future, take some time to review and analyze past experiences. The key to this is to think about why you did or didn’t take certain actions when faced with similar situations in the past. By understanding why you made the choices you did, you’ll be able to make better decisions in the future.
4. Start Doing and Stop Worrying
Start acting, and stop worrying. We worry a lot more than we should about our future. Think of your life as a line graph. Wherever your life was five years ago, you are still there. If you look at the graph, you’ll see that your life went up from there, but it didn’t go down. It rose steadily, but it didn’t fall precipitously. There was no point at which the line was going to shoot downward into oblivion. The line just continued to rise. If you want to live a different kind of life, you need to start making changes now. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know exactly what those changes are yet.
5. Set Goals and Make Plans
Before starting anything, set goals and make plans. This is a very basic concept that all entrepreneurs should know, but it’s worth mentioning again. When you don’t have goals, it’s really hard to measure if you’re making progress or not. So before you even start, define what you want and why you want it.
6. Work Hard
It’s easy to tell yourself that you don’t have the time, but you always have time for what you want. It’s a lot easier to say than to do. So get started. Start today. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Do something. Start.
7. Take Responsibility
As long as you blame someone else for the situation you’re in, you’ll never really take responsibility for it. However, if you’re able to admit fault, take responsibility, and then ask for help, you’re taking a positive step towards making things right.
8. Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back
We all fear failure. But, that doesn’t mean we should fear success. Because fear of success is just as damaging as fear of failure. If we don’t give ourselves permission to pursue our goals, we end up with nothing but excuses for why we can’t. What is it that stops us from achieving our dreams? Is it our fear of failure or our fear of success?
It might sound silly to admit, but I believe fear of success is the main culprit. It keeps us from taking risks, making mistakes, and following through on things we really want to do. The fact that you don’t know what you’re afraid of is what makes it scary.
9. Have Fun
Yes, I’m sure that’s what every other twenty something says, but really – just do it! Why not have fun? When you’re young you have the energy, you don’t care what others think, and you have time to enjoy yourself.
You’ll always be in the best shape of your life, so have fun while you’re young!
In conclusion, “It’s all too easy to go through life thinking that your twenties are a waste of time. After all, your twenties have been the time of the big decisions and the long nights. But in reality, the best years of your life are still ahead of you.
The twenty-something years are where you build a foundation and where you put down roots. Your twenties are also the time when you start thinking about the future and taking steps towards a new career. That’s why it’s so important to take control of your twenties now. There’s still time to turn the situation around.