Life is short and before you know it, some of the best years of your life will be over. Your 20s are supposed to be some of the best years of your life. But for some reason, most of us can’t look back at that golden decade and boast no regrets. If you know the best moves to make in your 20s, you could set yourself up for the most unforgettable years of your life.
When you are in your 20s, you don’t have any hindsight to fall back on when you need it. You have all the freedom in the world, but little experience to make the most out of it. But what if you could turn the tide in your favor and tap every ounce of joy, freedom, courage and vitality out of these life-changing years? What if there was a way to make these years steer the right course of the rest of your life?
Unfortunately, there is no formula you can follow to ensure that your 20s and beyond are spotless, regretless and perfect. However, there are a couple of things you can do make lemonade out of the lemons that life gives you. Here are 20 guidelines to follow to avoid some of the pitfalls that steal the joy from your glory years.
1. Speak Up When Something Isn’t Working
When you are in your 20s, pride often leads to misery. You might find yourself in a “my-way-or-the-highway” situation and push people away from you. Nobody likes a stubborn person, especially when that person doesn’t have a clue. During your 20s, you could feel more prone to stick to your guns. This is mainly because you feel you need to make a name for yourself.
But oftentimes, you don’t have a clue, so a bit of humility will go a long way in showing others you have the courage to admit when something isn’t working. There is no shame in saying you are wrong, even though it might damage your ego a bit. This applies to all areas of your life, be it social, work or your love life.
Bending the knee will show people you don’t just care about yourself. It will show them you are willing to take them into consideration and ultimately draw them closer to you. It might seem like a paradox but having the courage to admit when something isn’t working will encourage others to listen to your suggestions in future.