Looking Back - 3 pieces of advice I would give my 20 year old self.


Never settle for less.

Never let anyone, or anything, distract you from your dreams and goals. Set your sights on what you want to do in life and stay on course. Even if the journey gets difficult, do not give up or give in to the temptation to go the easy route. Anything worth having is worth working hard for. Never let anyone convince you that you can not achieve your dreams. Never settle for less than what you know you can do.


Don’t burn bridges.

Don’t take anyone for granted, there are no guarantees that they will always be there. Live by the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Put others first, reach out to those less fortunate, give from your heart, and think before you speak. Don’t burn bridges; you never know when you may need to walk across them again.


Live each day as if it’s your last.

Slow down and live life one day at a time. Don’t wish your life away wondering what tomorrow will bring. Enjoy every moment of every day, for when the day is over you can never get it back. Take the time to look at the world around you, smell the flowers, listen to the birds and watch the clouds as they float by. Feel the cool breeze on your face and the warmth of the sun on your shoulders. Live each day as if it’s your last.

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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Very lovely photos and sage advice. Voting up.

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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

Thank you Pamela for your kind words.

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Journey * 4 years ago from USA

It's never too late to start taking advice like this but it is of course great for a young person coming up. It's true that after gaining some wisdom from having lived we start to think about advice we could have given our younger selves. I really enjoyed this hub. Thanks!

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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

Thank you Journey. I have often thought of the different choices I would have made, had I possessed the knowledge of lessons learned later on in life. I guess it's true what they say, hindsight is 20/20

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

This is great advice to yourself to your 20 year old self and well worth following at your current age. Great photos to go with them.

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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

Thanks for the read Millionaire Tips.

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