To the millennials, the young entrepreneurs, the adrenaline junkies, the students who have just graduated from college, and anyone else who is in their twenties, what’s next? What are you going to do next in order to make the most of your twenties?
You might not think that this is an important time given the fact that you are still young, and for the most part, inexperienced, but your twenties are actually some of the most important years of your life. They are the years that can catapult you towards success, or they can drag you down. Simply put, your twenties act as the foundation for the rest of your life.
One rule that we should all live by in our twenties; do something that your future self will thank you for.
You’re going to read all of these different stories on “how to become a millionaire in your twenties, how to achieve all of your dreams in your twenties, how to fall in love in your twenties” or any other attention-grabbing headline that you may come across.
Here’s the thing, some of these articles are published with good intentions. But let’s face it, most of them are full of sh*t.
Okay, I guess I shouldn’t say to don’t listen to the advice of others because that would make me a hypocrite as I am here sharing advice, but realize that this is your life and you should live it how you want to.
The only piece of advice that I have for you, is to work hard at whatever your craft is. Work hard to set your future self up for success. Work hard so that your future self will thank the you that you are today. Dedicate your twenties to working as hard as you can so that everything else will eventually become easier or unnecessary.
You Got Nothing To Lose
In hindsight, you are still you if you are in your twenties. Even at twenty-nine years of age, you still have nearly two-thirds of your life left to live. Who cares if you make mistakes! Who cares if you fall flat on your face! Who cares if you fail! You are still young and have the rest of your life to recover. But what you don’t have, is any more time to wait for the things that you want. If you wait for what you want in life, then you will never actually take the action that is required to achieve your desires.
This ten year span is one of the most crucial times in your life. You have so much more to learn, so much more to work towards, and so much more to strive for if you want to achieve the goals that you have set for yourself. Be willing to keep your head down, and work as hard as you can until you achieve your goals. That is how you will find your success.
Enjoy Every Day
Should you enjoy your twenties? Absolutely. And this doesn’t change that. You should enjoy every single day like it’s your last because it very well may be just that. Go out with friends, travel the world, make memories, and do all of the things that make you happy.
But… (yes, there’s always a but), this doesn’t mean that you should be binge-watching Netflix like it’s your day job or scrolling Instagram memes just to pass the time. When it comes time to work, you better be willing to work your you-know-what off. Prioritize your goals, get shit done, and then play.
Your twenties are the years in your life of when you will have the most energy, as well as the most time on your hands to live the life that you want to live. Use that time and energy well. Make the most out of your twenties by focusing on doing something today that your future self will thank you for.
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