Twenties is perhaps the most wonderful phase of life when you feel that the whole world is at your feet and you can get anything for the asking. It is a time when you dream the most, believe that sky is the limit, feel confident and are perhaps at your fearless best.
So, for those of you in your 20s, here are some of the best tips you can vouch for to make it the best phase of your life!
1. Do what you love
When it comes to work, choose a job you love and you don’t have to work a day in your life. It is important to be in a job you feel excited about and love to go to every day. Also, make sure your job keeps you in comfort and gives you the financial leeway to pursue your passions.
2. Crib less and count your blessings
As they say, your attitude in your twenties can lay the foundation for your future growth. Having a positive attitude, with fewer cribs and more of thankfulness for the countless blessings can help you achieve more success. Man is the maker of his own destiny, so instead of complaining and cribbing about the past, it is better to make the best possible use of one’s strengths to charge ahead.
3. Seize every opportunity
Every opportunity that presents itself in front of you is an experience that promises to make you a better person. Experience is the best teacher so grab every opportunity that comes your way. Make the most of this phase which comes with fewer responsibilities and live life by seizing the moment and making the most of it.
4. Plan and execute
Life is all about planning and twenties is no exception. You are young, agile and enthusiastic at this age, so take advantage of this to set some really solid goals for the future. You need to have a vision for the next decade. Ideally having monthly and yearly goals and writing those down systematically will give you a road map ahead. These are the best times so each moment is important to make all those dreams come true.
5. Do not stop dreaming
Some of the greatest brains behind the biggest empires in Information Technology, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs experienced the maverick thought, drive and energy to do something out of the ordinary in their 20s. Their dreams and vision which had its foundation in the crucial 20s reached fruition in the years to come. Follow your passion and dreams ceaselessly.
6. Get out of your comfort zone
If there is anything you would never want to do or are scared to try, ensure you attempt it and come out of your comfort zone. For instance, many in their 20’s are scared to give a talk or presentation and just run away from such a situation. This is a time to test the waters, a time when you can get away even if you did make a blunder. If public speaking makes you uncomfortable, seize the next opportunity to break the fear barrier. Once you achieve it, you are a better person.
7. Take risks
You can afford to take risks at this phase of your life. If you want to change your field of specialization and do something entirely different, this is the best time to try. You have time on your side and it is good to achieve your goals so that you have no regrets in the future. You would never know what you are capable of unless you try, so follow your heart.
8. Accept failure and don’t take it to heart
Failure teaches us a lot more than success does so it is important to fail and learn our unforgettable lessons. It also teaches us to learn from mistakes which are important for success later in life. Therefore, in the 20s it is okay to fail but acceptance of failure is important to help us move on and keep focus on our goals.
9. Learn, educate, grow
Learning is a continuous journey and one must keep their eyes and ears open in the twenties to observe, learn and grow. Aspire to be the best in your chosen field and leave no stone unturned to educate yourself in the best possible way in the field of your choice. The seeds of learning and education you sow in your twenties will bear fruit in the later years, when you can actually revel in the success of your hard work in the early years.
10. Be carefree, live your life, have friends
Do not take yourself too seriously, enjoy the carefree years; laugh, love and live every moment of your life in sheer bliss. Friends can add to the joy during these years, so it is good to spend time with friends.
According to Meg Jay, Ph.D., a psychologist and author of “The Defining Decade”, the twenties is a defining phase and what you do in your twenties matters the most. She says that how you spend your twenties matters the most as the foundation one sets in their twenties will define the rest of their life. So, go ahead, make the most of it!