In your 20's, life is full of endless possibilities and opportunities. You have the energy, health, and free time that may not be available later in life. So why waste these precious years? It's essential to make the most of your 20's by taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. In your 20's you should be working 24/7! You have the freedom to work any job you want because no one is going to judge you. During the day you can work retail, at night you can bartend! Everyone's slogan for their 20's should be "always be making money". Take advantage of investments; invest in real estate, invest in luxury purses, gold and silver jewelry. Don't waste your money on junk. Because when life gets hard you will have a back-up plan.
1. Explore New Experiences
In your 20's, the world is your oyster. You have the youthful enthusiasm and curiosity to explore new destinations, cultures, and experiences. Take advantage of this time to travel, try new things, and broaden your horizons. I cannot emphasize this enough....TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL. We all know traveling is expensive and exhausting but it will become extremely difficult and expensive when you are older and have a family to support. In college I visited my friends in Italy when they were studying abroad in Florence. I regret not doing that myself, unfortunately money was an issue at the time. But in reality it would have been so worth it to take out a loan and take advantage of that opportunity. I also regretted coming back home after only being there a week. I wish I just said F**** IT I am going to stay!
Pietro Tacca's bronze Porcellino (Museo Bardini) (Florence Italy, 2009)
Visitors to Il Porcellino put a coin into the boar's gaping jaws, with the intent to let it fall through the underlying grating for good luck, and they rub the boar's snout to ensure a return to Florence, a tradition that the Scottish literary traveller Tobias Smollett already noted in 1766.
2. Build a Strong Support System
Your 20's is also the time to start building a strong support system. Surround yourself with friends, family, and colleagues who uplift, inspire, and motivate you. These relationships will not only bring you joy but also provide support and guidance throughout your life. Invest in quality friendships and make lasting connections that will be remembered for years to come.
3. Set Goals and Achieve Them
In your 20's, you have the energy and motivation to chase your dreams and achieve your goals. Whether it's starting your own business, pursuing a career, or pursuing higher education, seize the opportunity to make a positive impact on your life. Set realistic goals, create a plan, and put in the necessary effort to see your dreams become a reality. Sometimes its hard to see the big picture and its okay not to figure it all right away, but having long term goals helps maintain your focus.
4. Experiment and Discover Your Passions
In your 20's, you have the freedom and time to experiment and discover your passions. When I was in my 20's I was so much more creative and inspired. I thought of new ideas, concepts and inventions all the time. Some I tried to persue more than others. However I knew nothing about creating businesses or inventing products. I didn't even know where to begin. I attended some seminars about creating patents and registering trademarks but I never thought my ideas where good enough to launch. That was a big mistake, most of inventions I thought of back then are actual real products now that other people are making money from.
5. Be Confident!
I was easily intimidated in my 20's; I never felt like I belonged because I didn't have the experience. In college I became friends with a very famous professional athlete and I was always nervous around him. I would hide my real feelings because I was scared of being "too normal" around someone who lived such an extraordinary and fabulous life. In reality I should have taken advantage of the fact that he actually wanted me to be in his life. I never had the opportunity to tell him how I really felt because I was also too intimidated. I regret that now big time.