The 2020s are a period of discovery. Discover who you are and what you want. Then, discover how to make it happen.
These habits can often become the foundation for your adult life. Positive habits can make all the difference between success or failure.
We have taken a look at the advice of academics and influential people and brought you the best. These are the best habits to master before you turn 30.
Every failure is an opportunity to learn
James Altucher, investor and author says that listening is similar to programming a computer. You take things and you transform them into life. Learning is different. It destroys your life.”
No matter your financial, intellectual, or moral situation, you will make terrible errors and face unfair and unexpected challenges. This aspect of life is beyond your control. However, you can control how you perceive it.
Altucher says, “Relax.” These things will happen. Take them in. They are not to be avoided. These are learning opportunities. This is your sole goal.
Take a chance
Jessie Goldenberg says that “without a family to feed or anyone to depend on, your 20s is hands down the best time to pursue your passion.” Jessie left a promising media career soon after graduating. He went to college to start his own business.
It is a bad habit to take risks and be reckless. Tim Ferriss, author The 4-Day Work Week recommends that you do a simple exercise to evaluate the risk.
Divide a piece paper into three columns.
Write down everything that could go wrong in the event your attempt fails. Consider the worst possible scenarios.
The second column will show you the best ways to reduce the likelihood of each of these negative consequences.
Think about the recovery you would make from the scenarios you have envisioned and recorded in the first column.
Mark Cuban, Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks Owner, became a tech billionaire despite never having studied computer science. He says that the most important lesson he learned in 20s was that with time and effort, any new technology could be learned.
This is not a boast. It’s a reminder that you must be willing to spend time learning if you want to have an enriching and successful career.
Cuban says that college is time that you pay to learn. But, now that you have graduated, you can get paid to learn. Even if you aren’t a recent college graduate, what if? It’s the same. logic. Learn to earn money.
Work with those who know the best
Ben Casnocha, a tech entrepreneur and author, has been working closely with Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn founder and President for many years. He claims that Hoffman taught him the greatest lesson: “That you are the average five people you spend most time with.” Time. “You are the company that you carry.”
Loyalty does not mean that you have to keep toxic professional or personal relationships.
Beth Doane, Raintees founder, says, “If you want to achieve your full potential, you need to surround yourself with people that challenge you, are strong where you’re weak and work as hard or more than you.”
Establish meaningful professional relationships
This doesn’t mean you should go to every networking event you can find. Instead, you can dedicate your time to handing out cards and helping other attendees.
Jon Levy, founder and CEO of Influencers, suggests that you should take advantage of the chance to meet someone talented and interesting. He also recommends that you prioritize personality over perceived utility. Diversity in your network is what really matters. He explains that adding a person from the same industry to your network does not increase your network’s size because most people know the same people.
Save for the future and invest
It is crucial to develop healthy financial habits.
You might consider taking a portion from your paycheck and placing it in an emergency savings account. This will save you a lot of money that you won’t touch until you need it. To start working, it is a good idea to have three months’ salary.
Take care of yourself
Many Quora users wish they would have developed a routine for exercise and quit bad habits as a young person.
Quora’s Meggie Sutherland-Cutter writes, “Your hangover at 28 will be so severe that it will make drinking all night seem terrible.” Instead of going to the pub, go to the gym.
Do what you love
In 2005, Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO and co-founder, delivered one of Stanford’s most memorable keynote speeches. This speech was just one year after he was diagnosed in 2005 with pancreatic cancer.
He said, “Remembering I will soon die is the most important tool that I have found to help make big decisions in my life.”
Jobs stated that this attitude will help him appreciate the importance of his job. He said, “And the only way you can do great work is to enjoy what you do.” Keep looking if you don’t find it. Do not settle. You’ll find it, just like in all matters of the heart.
Stop work taking over your personal life
Do your best in your 20s to make a difference, but don’t neglect your personal life.
LinkedIn author Brian Andreas writes, “If I could travel back in time, it would be a gift to my 22-year old self a quote by writer Brian Andreas: Everything changed when he realized that he had enough time for the most important things in life.” Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington.
Huffington says that such advice would’ve saved her from the “perpetual, stressed existence” she lived for so many years.
You can learn to take a step back, appreciate what you have done and what you have. If you’re obsessed about your work, you can increase your productivity by enjoying your life.
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