We all want to succeed.
With the evolution of social media anyone with a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest can “succeed,” or at least seem like they are getting the most of out life.
In our 20’s we are all mindless idiots just trying to figure out how we are going to pay rent and buy our next statement piece at the same time. I’ve been dealing with the idea of “success” and how to really “make it” while only being 22. I’ve found the answer: you don’t. Everyone else is their 20’s is just as lost as I am, we are all navigating the waters of trying to do what we love and what we have to. So often we find ourselves idolizing those that have “made it” when our journey can’t even be compared to theirs. God has called you and I to a completely different path, one with an outcome that we can’t even fathom.
In the famous words of Kevin Hart “You Do You Boo Boo!”
The world doesn’t need another Vine or Insta famous person, we need you, and me. The better you and I can just focus on becoming the best we can be, the closer success becomes. What is real success in your 20’s? Is it landing a dream internship or falling in love? Is it being able to pay your bills on time? You define what success looks like to you. For me, I’ve defined it as being able to grow and be true to myself while helping others navigate their success. My passion in life is people. Success to me is deliberately related to those I’m able to impact. What is success for you? Finding out what you’re passionate about is a good place to start.
20 Thoughts For Your 20’s:
- Social Media is not real life, it’s what people want you to think real life is.
- Don’t be fooled, everyone else in their 20’s is just as confused as you are.
- No one really has it “all together.”
- Just because your first credit card has a high credit limit, doesn’t mean you can spend that much.
- Needs before Wants. Always.
- A Range Rover and/or a new statement piece is not a need.
- Reading will be a new kind of rewarding. Make time for it.
- Surround yourself with people who are better than you.
- Cutting ties with friends who drag you down is beneficial. You don’t want that weight later in life.
- Get rid of people who prohibit you from dreaming.
- Travel. Travel. Travel. (but not on your new credit card)
- Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
- You will fail – Embrace it. Get up. Learn.
- It’s actually very invigorating to wake up early. Your life will be built on this.
- Make it a point when you go out to connect with someone you don’t know.
- Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself.
- Some of the best things in life happen when you just go with it.
- Leave your insecurities at the door, we all have them, no need to let them interfere.
- Find a mentor.
- Run relentlessly towards your passion.