A lot of things change in our 20’s. And, eventually, we realized that we think of ourselves and our life the wrong way.
However, I have not completed the decade of my 20’s. Still, I have found this exercise which helps me gain clarity on a lot of things. So, I thought of putting it out for all of you, my readers.
Not just in our 20s but way before and even after it, we keep on wandering, if:
– my life has been going in the right direction?
– am I reaching out the right way?
– am I doing the right thing?
And, even though didn’t get any answer about what I am supposed to be doing.
Here are some pieces of advice to understand how we could tap into our fullest potential and create the life of our dreams.
#1 It’s okay to feel lost
It is totally okay to not have everything figured out. In fact, it’s normal!
Don’t feel that you are the only one who is going through lost kinda mode or you have to get things figured out right away, or you have to always have a full proof plan.
Do you know where this sense of feeling lost comes from in our 20s?
It comes from when we leave school, where we have been in a very secure environment about having a rule book, syllabus, and homework. You know what you need to do because it was already assigned to you.
But life is not like that, not like school; no rule book, no assignments, no homework. At least not in any kind of expressive way.
In life, you have to figure out, what you must be doing, why you should be doing it, and why something is a priority against something else for you.
It does seem a tedious job, a scary thing to be accountable for everything you do to yourself in your life.
Think of the uncertainties as an opportunity to figure out:
– Start putting the baby steps in motion,
– Explore yourself,
– Try new things, and
– Make mistakes.
The reason why I encourage taking in the first place is that higher risks usually equal higher rewards. But, there is also the chance of failure. Learn to accept that failure is a part of the process of learning and growing.
But, eventually, you would learn that it’s nothing better than:
– having your own rulebook,
– creating your syllabus, and
– keeping up with your homework on your own.
#2 Embrace your struggles
Instead of looking at your struggles and feeling like; ‘why me? Why does this have to happen to me? Look at the challenges as your opportunities, direction more often, and an expressive intuition about what you must be doing therefrom.
Look! it’s all about attitude.
Whatever happens to us in life thoroughly depends upon the attitude we hold to perceive it in our lives. Choose to perceive your struggles as teaching, a lesson moreover a safeguard from a bigger version of trouble you may have in your future seems to head on in your future.
When it comes to life, why do we forget that we portray ourselves in a way through an attitude to the world to let them perceive us in a want them to look up to us in a certain way?
Then, we can even choose to cookout lives with a certain attitude to looking to it, look up to your loves in a way, that is the best possible way to lead a less difficult, less painful, less troublesome life.
#3 Find Your Purpose
When I was in my 20s I spent a lot of time agonising about what my purpose was and getting on the right path right away.
But the truth is, your purpose rewards itself to you slowly but surely. It’s eventual process, you can’t force it.
Remember, that the purpose doesn’t have to be specific as a tag. Having a purpose is to learn to use what so ever you have in the best possible manner.
Having a purpose to know what are you naturally good at and pursuing it with full honesty, dedication and a sense to attract fulfilment in your life.
So, half of the equation is understanding, okay! What do I have, what are my strengths, and what is my authenticity? And, the other half of it is putting out all that you got out in the world to add value to the people around you.
Those were the top 3 tips I wish I knew in my 20’s.
All in all, trust the journey no matter where you are in your life, no matter how confusing, or painful it feels. Trust what this is all that you are meant to experience in your life.
This is actually your version of the life. So, accept-learn-grow.
– Accept the situation.
– Learn the lesson.
– Grow your version.
One thought on “3 LIFE LESSONS I WISH I KNEW IN MY 20s: Better Late Than Never”
Love this post…embracing struggle…it’s okay to be lost…find your purpose…. These points take the frustration out of where we are to grow from it… thank you for sharing something that is beneficial for making our way through world… it is a process!