Many people believe the best times of their life occur in their twenties.
When you are in your twenties, you are young and passionate and filled with energy. As a result, you can utilize this enthusiasm and devote it to a lot of activities which in return creates one hell of a life.
As a result, below are twenty things you should strive to do in your twenties.
1. Work like a machine
I know you probably weren’t expecting to read this tip right off the bat, however when you are in your twenties, you are young. As a result, you need to take advantage of your unique perspective of the world and in return work like crazy.
I strongly believe when you are young, you are supposed to work like a maniac so when you grow a little bit older, you can reap the rewards.
Hence, bust your ass. Be a machine. Become unstoppable.
You have the energy and the demeanor to beat out the others, so DO IT.
As you grow older, your energy starts to decline, so with that said, devote your energy to something of use.
A lot of people who are really successful today simply busted their ass when they were young. You should do the same if you want to create an extraordinary life.
2. Travel the world
The world is a beautiful place and you should definitely strive to lay your eyes on it at least once.
When you are young, this is the perfect opportunity to do so because usually people don’t start families until later and as a result they don’t really have too many responsibilities to deal with.
Therefore, travel and see everything there is to see.
The world is filled with inspiration and it will really shape you into an amazing person.
3. Find your true calling in life and pursue it
You should spend the start of your twenties trying to find your true calling in life.
The way you should go about doing this is by getting your feet wet in a bunch of professions. We humans rarely know what we like to do, until we actually try something.
As a result, a lot of people tend to play it safe and stick with the first job they can get, only to grow tired and unhappy later.
I recommend you utilize your days and find what you truly have a deep enriched passion for.
You are young so you can afford to try new things and attack new opportunities.
The next step is to chase your true calling and make it a part of your reality. Again, it’s vital for you to use the high amount of energy you are blessed with.
4. Impact the world
In my opinion, when one is young, they start off life with such unique perspectives and angles of the world. However, as one begins to grow older, they soon begin to give into the opinions of others and in return their thinking is the same as everyone else’s.
With that stated, you need to prevent this from happening by using your unique perspective of the world to create a change in the world.
You’re never too young to create your mark on the world.
I’ve found that the people who went well above the status quo in most scenarios were ones who were ignorant about the status quo.
As a result, you need to use your ignorance to your advantage and use it to enrich the world.
Possess the impossible is nothing mindset and aim to conquer the world.
5. Party hard
You’re only young once so party hard. However, a little word of advice when it comes to this is partying can get awfully addicting so you shouldn’t be a part of the crew who parties every weekend. Instead, celebrate your accomplishments. We all know people who have partied their life into the ground. Partying is great and all, but it’s even better when your life is on the up and up.
Don’t party to kill your sorrows, party to celebrate your successes.
6. Make friends with people who differ from you
Whether it’s race, profession, age, or whatever, make friends with people from all walks of life.
You’ll truly get a deep and enriched perspective of the world by doing so.
7. Make mistakes
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, in fact when you are young, you should be making the most mistakes.
If it was up to me, I’d rather take the person who made ten mistakes than the person who was afraid and made zero because the person who made ten mistakes is ten times smarter since he/she is ten times more experienced.
8. Follow your intuition
You know the little voice inside your head that tells you to do something, but you don’t do it because you’re afraid? Do you know what I’m talking about? If so, do that thing.
9. Don’t let the world break you
Maintain your poker face and keep your dreams intact.
10. Get fit
It’s very important for you to be healthy.
You can have all the money in the world and be the greatest human to ever live, but you cannot buy back your health.
11. Live in distinct parts of the world for short periods of time
When you are travelling, you don’t really get the full sense of what it is to live in a new culture. As a result, I recommend you divide up one year of your life and spend it in different areas of the world. Maybe stay in one location for a couple of months and then move on (you’ll be amazed at how cheaply you can actually do this for).
Find your soul mate. Someone who has your back and in return will support you on the road to success.
13. Cross your goals out
You should take advantage of your youth and aim to knock off as many goals as possible from your goals list.
Every year you should strive to cross out one major goal that will greatly impact your life.
14. Improve your intellectual skills
Although you should strive to improve your intellectual skills no matter how old you are, you should really take advantage of this when you are in your early twenties.
Immerse yourself in the right knowledge. It will pay dividends down the line.
15. Create your dream life
If you think it’s possible, it’s is. So begin…
What can you do today, which will result in mega success tomorrow?
Realize you are creating the foundation which is going to build the rest of your life. Set a great foundation down which will give rise to your dreams and aspirations.
16. Be wild
You’re young so stop being so damn serious and enjoy the beauty of life.
Live, laugh, and let go of the BS.
17. Find the happiness that resides within you
A lot of people look to external sources to create happiness, but this is the wrong thing to do because happiness does not come from the outside, instead it comes from the inside.
Therefore, you need to bring it to the forefronts. As a result, you’ll have overcome one of the major drawbacks people fall victim to. You won’t be spending your life searching for happiness; instead you’ll already have it.
18. Be unique
Keep your uniqueness. Instead of trying to be a part of the black and white picture, remain the color which gives light to the picture and appears to be significantly different.
The extraordinary people you see, today, were ones who did not seem to fit into society, yesterday.
You only get one shot at this thing we refer to as life so simply enjoy it and live.
20. Remain a child
Adulthood kills childhood dreams so remain a child forever.