It’s time to stop competing with everyone else and thinking the world is out to get you. Don’t seek to be better than everyone else, cherish the need to focus on who you are and what you’ve accomplished.
“Is it true?” At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?” At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?” – Sufi saying
Your 20s are not a time to live with regret, ruin friendships or taint your speech with dirty words. Don’t just go blurting everything that comes to mind; speak like that young, blossoming, person you aspire to be.
Don’t dwell on all of your mistakes – embrace the opportunity to learn something every time you screw up. It’s all in the name of experience.
Forgiveness is a powerful gift and it will serve well to understand, appreciate and practice this. It’s not all about revenge and deceit- learning to forgive and move on makes us stronger.
Don’t wake up every morning with a hangover. Instead, wake up feeling utterly exhausted from working hard all night to make something of yourself. Ditch the friends who will drag you down- your teenage years were for partying and getting high. Now’s the time to start writing your story.
Your 20s are about taking chances – you’re old enough to be brave and step out of the box and young enough to screw everything up but still have a second chance. Don’t aim for the stars – that’s already a limit. Aim for something much higher, and much greater.
Always draw that positive energy towards yourself. You think, therefore you are. Don’t complain about everything, find faults in everyone or harbor a pessimistic attitude. Be strong in your pursuit of happiness.
The best part is when you self-reflect. Don’t charge through your life without taking the time to reflect on yourself and examine your life. You never know what your strengths and weaknesses are until you truly understand yourself.
Focus on what you want in life, set your goals and seek them with a fiery passion. Don’t blame others for your mistakes; you are the only one responsible for creating that portrait, that masterpiece, and that sculpture of your beautiful life.
Don’t forget to give back. Life is all about what you can achieve for the betterment of others. Service is an excellent addition to your list of to-do’s in your 20s so strike up that charity or volunteer at a home and your life will be fulfilled.
Remember that the world is all one giant place of connectedness and fluidity. In all your endeavors, understand that we are all working together as a team. Don’t discriminate or condemn another person or another culture – open your minds and embrace difference.
Dream big. Don’t see life any other way. Don’t give up on your childhood dreams or work just as a means to an end. Find your passion, chase down your dreams and don’t for a second think that any part of it is impossible.
Waste no time arguing with the ignorant or condemning the wicked. If you battle with monsters, you eventually become one. Spend that time elsewhere.
Let go of your past and focus on your future. Some people are meant to come into your life to make you realize that you deserve better. Don’t cling to an idea or be anchored by your demons. Look to the open winds and sail free.
Surround yourself only with the best people; friends who will support you 110% instead of secretly plotting behind your back. Have a group of friends who will help you make your life beautiful.
Own up to your faults and your insecurities. Don’t let them hide behind a mask and seethe until you explode. Once you get the courage to accept who you are, only then can you grow as a person.
It’s not all about working hard. Your 20s are also about dancing for nights on end, having magical experiences, laughing all day long and living like there’s no midnight.
Trust me. You know if or when you’re doing something wrong. That little tingling feeling in your mind is your conscience telling you what the better choice is. Don’t ever neglect those little inklings- you’ll soon realize that they can save you from yourself.
The simplest most powerful words you can ever encounter. Nothing lasts forever – that bad job you’re stuck at or heartbreak you are going through – those things don’t last forever. All that pain and misery will go away. All you have to do is constantly remind yourself that “This too shall pass.
Laugh. Every minute of the day – it’s the best medicine there is. Don’t neglect your imagination or your childish side just because you’ve hit the daunting 20s. Find joy in little things, imagine endless possibilities and have extraordinary dreams.