Often people say : “your 20s are for learning and your 30s are for earning.” But we know that in today’s world you can pick any skill or another continent to explore. The life is just amazing. People will look back at their lives and say if only i had known, what i know now… I would have spent my life in a different way.
It was an interesting time while Looking at Quora forum to find out what people’s common regrets were from their 20s.
The answer? “Life is not one-size-fits-all” says user Carolyn Cho.
” Life is no doubt full of challenges. Your 20s are a great time to train harder and start preparing yourself to be emotionally and mentally resilient enough to weather both the joys and hardships to come.”
1. No clear Goals.Pursuing a Paycheck Instead of a Passion.
In your 20s, you’re likely still discovering who you actually are. You’re nonetheless allowed to be a little bit selfish and, hopefully, you’ve got desires and dreams. Because of this, no other time in your life will be so perfect to pursue what makes you cheerful and what actually energizes you over financial success (which is a crapshoot, anyway). Something creative and risky takes time to become lucrative, and you’ll never have this much time again in the rest of your life. Later on, you could have a house to pay off and children to take care of. Unless it’s where you see your retirement party taking place, that cubicle can wait.
2. Giving Up Too Easy.
You can’t stick to things for long. Failing once may be a great stress for you and may lead you to give up quickly. This is not limited to only project you are working in office but also related to Relationships. Success comes with time, and giving up early is not the solution instead look for the mistakes that has brought the failure in the first place.
3.Not making reading a habit:
It is said that habit of reading can benefit you very much. You can learn to many things by simply reading books. If you want to have greater knowledge and broaden thoughts you must make reading books your habit.
“Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biographies, Science, History. Just lay your hands on anything and read it.” — Aqueel Ur Rahman
“Dr. Seuss — ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.'” — Alish Manchanda
4. Not Travelling Enough.
“So far I’ve learned that it’s important to have those crazy adventures as early as possible!” — Leeann Bell
As we grow old, we slow down. It’s a reality of life. And no one can deny this. If you are not into a relationship, this is best chance for you to explore the world. You’re Not Tied Down by the burden of family yet. you have Financial Freedom since you are single. Money Isn’t Everything By traveling while you’re young, you will undoubtedly realize that money and material objects are so much less important than you think they are. Don’t worry about getting the nicest car, newest wardrobe, or biggest apartment – getting a taste of the world by backpacking Asia or exploring the different countries of Europe is so much more fulfilling and absolutely priceless.
5. Neglecting Your Health And funds.
Okay, certain. Your 20s are about touring and being artistic, however you must be smart to take care of your well being and save enough money too. Start by saving little with passage of time you will notice this little saving habit can really make a great difference.
6. Wasting Time On Relationships That Hold You Back.
We’ve all been there in one way or another — the boyfriend that doesn’t want you to travel. The girlfriend who demands more of your time away from work. The friend group that is content spending three nights a week at the same bar for years. In your 20s, it’s a good time to analyze the ROI of these relationships (the return on investment): if the relationship is bettering you, great! Stick with it. If it holds you back and keeps you from being your best, there’s no reason to stick around. We might like to think that most friendships can and will be forever, but that’s not the case. You only need the people who make you happy, push you, and are right for the long-haul. Everyone else? Not exactly worth your precious time.
7. Blaming anyone other than yourself for your issues.
Yeah, it’s possible you didn’t have the best education. It’s possible you weren’t born into a wealthy family. It’s possible you have some physical or mental disability that makes it hard to reach society’s perception of success. But whatever your situation, there are a thousand other people in the same spot that are making it work. As much as we like to believe otherwise, we are the only people responsible for our reality. Not that guy who broke your heart and ruined your life, not the boss that hated you, not your mom, dad, or anyone in between. Just you. Your life is what you do with it, not anyone else. Once you take responsibility for it, anything is possible.
8. Fearing Failure.
So many of us have been indoctrinated with the formula of life: go to school, get a job, get married, pop out a few kids, buy a house, buy a minivan, die. How they managed to sell us on that, no one really knows. As much as this can seem bland or blasé, the consequences are even worse: stepping outside this belief can be scary to the point that it’s paralyzing. So many people don’t create art, don’t move away, don’t get out of that dead-end relationship because they fear failure. No decision should be made out of fear, much less ones as big as these. It takes many years to learn, but failure is just part of the learning process. Once you learn how to fail, you have a much better understanding of how to succeed. So if you fear failure now, fine. But just cut that crap by 30, okay?
9. Not Developing New Skills:
One of the best time to improve your skills and acquire some new skills is your 20s. You are fresh and your brain can be trained in any way you want because the retaining power is too good. Any thing you learn in your 20s has more chances to stay longer with you. You can train your brain to stay focused and determined right from the beginning.
10. Impatient, Making unrealistic Goals, Planing short term:
Setting goals is no doubt a good practice for giving your self a sense of direction. But at the same time you should not forget about your potential to achieve those goals. Setting up very high goals that exceed your potential may leave you in the sate of surrender. So if you want to attain big goals, start making smaller goals that match your skills to achieve them. In this way, after achieving your smaller goals, you will feel accomplished. And besides this don’t be impatient. Don’t rush on things without proper planing and thinking. Because your impatience may become a great problem.
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