Life Lessons

An Ultimate Guide to 20-Something Life

26th October 2017

We are the ‘Gen-Y’, the generation with the most age gap. With many changes in lifestyle, we have experienced more than our age.

We have learned to be independent way earlier than our parents did.

With the freedom in our hand, we have seen and done that no other generation ever did and that’s why we are the new frontier.

Turing 20 means we are not a teenager anymore. This is the time we shape into the person we actually will be for the rest of our lives.

The best and the worst part of your 20s is that every decision you will make will change the rest of your life.

Personality can change more during our 20s more than in any other decade in life.

As positive as it sounds, we tend to learn a lot while in our early 20s. We tend to take decision which are wrong.

Taking a risk is a good thing too. Taking risk leads to mistakes and mistakes in turn help us shape into a better person everyday.

But sometimes we tend to get lost. You end up asking yourself “What do I want to do in life?” With n number of opportunities nowadays, getting lost is easy.

With some understanding and knowledge, 20s can be easier and fun.


How To Track Your Progress

Milestones. 21, 25, 29, Birthdays, New Years. Ask yourself, “Am I where I want to be by this age?” or “Did I fulfill the promises I made to myself this year?”.

Self reflection is very important, that’s how you will understand what you are doing in life and what you are actually supposed to do and hence act accordingly.

Having a timeline of those few years of your life is better than being in your 30s, crying in an office cubicle you hate, thinking about everything you could have done right but knowingly ignored.

Remember what they say,¬†“Fear is temporary, Regret is forever”


What Not To Do

Even though we pretty much act and do what and how we want to do things, for a smoother ride, keep in mind some pointers :

1. Do not care about what people think

It took me a hard time coming to this realization. The day I realized people only believe, see and hear what they want to, I woke up for good. It’s your life to live, not their’s.

2. Stay away from EGO

Raging hormones, passion to do something and over confidence are no good. And neither is ego. The minute you start thinking of yourself as someone special is when you dig your own grave.

3. Falling and not standing up

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”.

Let’s take a simple example to understand this. If a ball keep hitting you again and again, after n times, you will start planning what NOT to do to get hit, right? Got it?

4. Patience

Patience is the key to everything in life. Be patient. Hasty decisions only lead to disaster (my experience taught me this). Keep calm, think about it and then act. Period.



The Conclusion?

Well, I know you will not magically become the greatest person, but I know with my experience, “a beginning is half battle won”. Start and start now!

Always remember, change doesn’t happen overnight, you gotta work your ass off, but trust me, it will be worth it.


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