Turning to 20 something is a big deal. It’s the perfect time to start making your dreams come true. Remember that dream you had about visiting a foreign country? Or that dream about finally being yourself and making a ton of new memories? Yes, these are exactly the sort of dreams that you should discern during the twenties. They are perfect you can now finally control your own life and explore all opportunities that the world can offer. Don’t wait until you get old and regret what you haven’t done when you’re young.
Many of you might have encountered one or more things of these already, but there may be some changes you can make in your 20’s that will set the tone for the rest of the years to come.
#1 Educate yourself as much as you can.
“Education isn’t for getting a job. It’s about developing yourself as a human being.”
Educating yourself – it’s not just a matter of attending prestigious schools and colleges or being wealthy. It’s the matter of growing as an individual; an ongoing process that doesn’t end after you get a degree. Good and genuine education plays a prominent role in shaping your future and professional career. It provides you with various types of knowledge and skill, which are used to develop your personality, recognition, and respect in your family and society.
#2 Build your own Start-Up
“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”
Especially for the persons who have big dreams and entrepreneurial thoughts, this is the time you must take the leap of faith and go about realizing your dream by starting out small, but totally on your own. Become hands on, set realistic goals for growth and development and take your startup journey one step at a time.
#3 Develop your Skills
Today, it’s obvious to find anything on the internet at your fingertips; just know what you want to search. Get certifications that will help you become the best in your career. Take your self-education level to the next level, to a much higher level. Assess your progress, identify your improvements and stick to a continuous learning process.
#4 Work out
A physical activity or exercise can improve a long-term health benefit. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. Working out with consistency is important for achieving fitness results. A commitment to a regular workout regimen will increase your fitness level, and generate a sense of mental well-being.
#5 Read a lot! A lot!
Take time to read and dig into everything you can get your hands on – books, magazines, career advice, forums – anything! Reading is a way of keeping your mind alive and stimulated. More you read, more aware you become of what going on around you and easier the life would be.
#6 Learn to be successful from your failure.
” Failures are the part of life. If you don’t fail, you will never learn. If you don’t learn, you’ll never change.”
Success and Failure in one’s life are inevitable. However, failure let you know the reality that you have to keep on working hard to achieve your goals. It provides the opportunities to understand the gaps between what you wanted and the results you got in any situation. It ignites the fire within you to hustle harder. Merely realize that it’s all part of the process and that you’re one fleeting failure nearer to massive success. Be fearless!
In your 20’s, you can’t reasonably expect to know exactly who you are and who you want to be. The best way to start figuring this out is to seek as unique experiences as possible. Travel! Have the courage to explore the wanderlust, new cultures, new challenges and all kind of new things.
#8 Chase that Ultimate dream of your life.
Chasing your dreams is a journey that will not be fast and easy. Following your passion will be full of obstacles, but it’s good to put things into perspective and understand that chasing dreams does take time, persistence and passion, but once you have achieved them, that feeling will be worth the time and effort you put in. Don’t give up just yet. It’s just the beginning of your career –Start visualizing what the end of finish line looks like and manifest the outcome!
#9 Explore your creative sides
Choose an activity you have never tried, haven’t practiced in years, or have never explored completely. Something that will make you step out of your comfort zone. It will help you feel fresh and with new knowledge. We all are artists in our own right, whether we fit the stereotype or not. It’s the time to engage with your creative side. Don’t live a monotonous life. Make it creative!
#10 Come out of your comfort zones.
At this level of 20 something, you must be willing to step out of your comfort zone and meet life with passion and fervor. This step will provide you with the opportunity to have your own space, to be more independent and to know yourself better. You will have a prospect to learn to manage your own money, savings, make your own food, and be the best homemaker.
#11 Diversify Your Income
“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”
– Warren Buffet
You should never fully rely on one income stream to fund your life. Along with you full-time. Begin a side hustling. Review your strengths ask your family and friends what they think you are good at, and see if there’s demand for it. Invest in mutual funds or real estates. Because various income streams provide flexibility so you can enjoy your life and not be tied to a desk.
#12 Create a Budget plan
A budget is a plan that helps you prioritize your spending. It helps you spend within your means and allow you to hit those big financial goals like buying a home, your dream car or working on starting your own business. A budget plan helps you to track your progress and make sure you are reaching your goals.
#13 Do write
I’m not asking to write or maintain any dairy. That’s not necessary but write about your feeling, goals, your success story, achievements, failures, experiences etc. Writing will make your thinking clear and improve your communication. And the most important thing is that you will have your very own story. A story in terms about what you have written and who you were when you wrote it.
#14 Learn a new language.
As the world is becoming more and more connected through technological advancements, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that learning another language is beneficial. Language is the only mean you can connect with more people around you. Doesn’t matter if it’s the local language or the International language, just learn it. Because speaking more than one language increases your brain capacity and you will have a better memory too.
#15 Learn to cook.
Chances are you’re probably living on your own for one of the first times, so why not learn how to make yourself a decent meal? It’s a skill you’ll use for the rest of your life. So, learn it from the master chef of our home (mom) and adore the essence of cooking.
#16 Don’t rush into marriage
There is plenty of good stuff to see, live and go through before you are a part of 2. This is the time to evolve your career and know yourself. Decide for yourself which won’t let you relinquish your dreams and goals. Some people might still achieve a lot whilst being married, and others can’t cope with responsibilities while doing other stuff. It ultimately depends on you. Wait for a while and think wisely, do wisely.
# 17 Party, Seriously. Do it.
Celebrate life. The ’20s is a transition phase when you transit from education to earning. The ’20s is the first decade of your life when responsibilities start piling and never stop. So, party and enjoy your life whenever its possible.
# 18 Eliminate negative people
Negative people can be harmful to your state of mind and your sense of self. They are always intended to degrade your capabilities and you as a person. Don’t waste your time with people trying to feel better about themselves by tearing you down. You’ll never be able to build a strong network of positive people until you delete the negative people from your life. If people don’t make you feel good about yourself kick to the curb, and the sooner the better.
#19 Choose your friends carefully
Who you hang out with matters, says billionaire Bill Gates. The people you choose to surround yourself with will affect not only your personal life but your work life, too. Surround yourself with people who challenge you, teach you, and push you to be your best self.
#20 Be you.
Your 20’s are the perfect time to find yourself. Take some time to be on your own and learn about yourself. If there is something that you want to change within you, then put in the work and change yourself. Believing in yourself is the only way you can achieve everything you want to. It will give you the confidence to take up the risks and let you keep going without quitting and believe that your ideas are valuable. Don’t try to fit the mold and blend in with everyone else. Don’t follow others! Be unique!
Life is such an amazing journey, relish the moment and make every day worth living. Try seeing yourself as someone with limitless opportunity and the ability to do everything they need to do in order to get to where they want to go. Live every day to its greatest potential, as if there will be no tomorrow to make it right. So, this post is just a reminder that you deserve better. 🙂
Also, consider reading 20 lessons we learn in our 20’s.
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