I’m still getting used to telling people that I’m 30 years old. Time moves way too fast. I can remember my 25th birthday like it was yesterday. I enjoyed most of my twenties. I learned and matured a lot during those years. Below are 10 lessons that I learned during that time.
You have to enjoy life. You shouldn’t go around complaining all day. If you don’t like something change it. You only have one life to live.
I am a big fan of traveling. Some of my best life experiences have come from being on the road. For some people the twenties are the easiest time for them to travel. They don’t have too many commitments, so they make it happen. I don’t blame them. Who really wants to wait until retirement to start traveling anyway? You would be surprised that traveling is not as expensive as you think.
It’s fine if you’re not a millionaire by 28 years old.
When I was a kid I wanted to be a millionaire before I turned 28. It didn’t happen, though. I’m not there yet, but it can still happen. I know a lot of other people who also wanted to be millionaires in their twenties. For most of us, we weren’t focused and mentally ready to set out and earn a million dollars.
You will lose friends.
It’s a part of life. You will lose friends. Some people grow up and mature. Some don’t. It’s normal to lose a couple friends through this thing called life.
There is a strong possibility that you will accumulate some debt.
Most people accumulate debt in their twenties. Two common sources of debt are student loan and credit card debt. If you are in your teens or early twenties start paying attention to loan amounts and interest now. If you are in college here are some scholarships you can check out.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Unexpected things happen all the time. Examples of things that I would consider small are parking tickets, co-workers who talk too much and restaurants that mess up your order. Don’t let them get to you. Remain calm and everything will be alright.
Everyone is not your friend.
Everybody is not your friend. Some people are just there for a season or two.
Do It Now
If you have a chance to do something, do it now. It could be starting an exercise routine or starting a business. Do it now. If you don’t you may put it off forever.
Don’t become a walking zombie. If you are doing the same thing over and over again and you’re frustrated, make some changes. Don’t be content in something if it’s not helping you.
Everyone will not always support you or your decisions.
I can go on for hours about this lesson. Some people don’t want to see you successful. Some are afraid to do things so they won’t support anyone who is doing anything out of the norm. Others are just flat out haters. Don’t let them get to you. Choose decisions because they make you happy, not anybody else.
Did you guys learn any specific lessons in your twenties? Feel free to share below!