Another round up of random thoughts and bits of advice for those of you in your 20’s and any point of your life
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Theodore Seuss Giesel
- First impressions matter, but never lose sight of who you are. You will make more friends (the real kind who will do anything for you) with your true personality rather than trying to be someone else.
“29 People on the Hardest Things they Had to Learn In Their 20s” (Thought Catalog)
That feeling that you can do anything in the world. You can eat what you want, say what you want, and be who you want. Ok, the last part is true forever, but the first two points will certainly bite you in the rear (literally and figuratively)
- Humility – Learn what it means to be wrong and make mistakes. Defining what is important to you in terms of friends, work/life balance, work, etc. The searching is tough and you may feel that you are the only one struggling to figure this out. Don’t worry, we are all there with you. Some just have it figured out faster or are excellent at hiding their insecurities.
- Health – I can’t say it enough. Appreciate your body for what it can do and not what it can’t. (If only I could listen to my own advice…) Eat good to feel good ~ make sure to get enough sleep ~ drink plenty of water.
- Perseverance – Everyone makes mistakes and everyone will fail in life. If you are normal, it will happen more than once. Just pick yourself up and keep moving.
(Tips from Arjuna Perkin)
- Even the worst job you will ever work at has something to teach you – so stop complaining and pay attention” (Thea Pilarczyk)
- Network, network, network. You never know who you will meet and where potential opportunities will lead you.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain