If you are over 40, what 3 pieces of advice would you have for your 20 year old self?
Live a healthy lifestyle, Begin a savings/retirement plan and get life insurance!
I'm not quite 40, but here's my advice so far to my 20 year old self: 1) find what you love and do that for a living/career; 2) don't stay in one job for more than 5 years because it's better to have a diverse set of experiences; and 3) concentrate your energy on those things and people that matter directly to you.
Looking back at me, when I was 20!
I barely remember her, yet, I was there.......I sought to overcome.
Dirty diapers, heating water on the stove top, wondering,...........should I buy gas to get my hubby to work, or diaper rash cream for my baby.
Yes, in pain, I remember myself at 20.
It seems so long ago..................I was a wife, a mother.........
Learn , earn, grow..................
speak up for yourself...................and most importanly, learn the things that are worth speaking up for, and weigh them against, the things that you need to let go of.........
The cost of diapers vs milk...................these things matter
burned hamburgers...........not so much.
Today, I would say to such a young mother or person..............
today will end..........tomorrow is the choice that you make for yourself.........Invest in it.
Ask her out, you know who I am talking about.
Take a few more art classes.
You don't have to follow advice, especially unsolicited. Even if they mean well, the people offering it do not have to live with the consequences. Even advice from your parents can go horribly wrong. .
I am who I am because of the choices I made and the path I took and while I didn't plan to get where I am right now, I am actually happy that I am where I am.
I don't regret for a moment any of the choices that I made but if I were to give 3 pieces of advice to my 20 year old self, in fact, to any 20 year old, I would say:
- Get out of your comfort zone. Do things that make you uncomfortable. You will make mistakes, but try your best not to make the same mistake twice.
- You are at your physical peak right now and it's downhill all the way from here. Some things in life can be postponed until later but if you have something physically demanding on your list of things to do, sooner might be better than later.
- Start learning about how to make money and how to grow your money now. The way to being financially secure is not through a job but through knowledge and prudent investments, and learning how money works.
Listen carefully to all opinions before you make choices.
Believe in yourself and who you want to be
Never avoid a problem try and solve it
I would tell myself (as if I would listen) to stop goofing off and get that education. I lived in an area where it was affordable but spent too much time playing and not taking the opportunities seriously
Ist I would say, follow your heart in all things. Love, work whatever.
2nd Be happy in whatever you choose to do, if you are not happy it becomes work.
3rd, set aside a percentage of all money that comes your way and forget about it. There is nothing so important that you cannot put away 10% of all income. Your lifestyle will adjust to the money in your pocket.
Here is a story that will illustrate the point.
A gentleman dies leaving a princely sum of 21/2 million in his bank account. His neighbours and friends could not understand it, they reflected on how generous and helpful this man had been.
Whilst sorting out his paperwork they found a book detailing all his income and expenditure. They were amazed to find that if he had found a pound, he had deposited 10% in his savings.
Its the small amounts that add up, the large amounts take care of themselves.
So, look ahead 20 - 30 years and try to predict what savings you would accumulate in that time. Don't forget the interest. How much do you have? Ahouse? new car? the possibilities are endless.
After all, when you are 40 - 50 years old, you are not old. You are just the right age to sit back and enjoy life as you are currently doing.
I would tell myself to be patient, work hard to achieve my goals, and never to give up on hope. There is no substitution for hard work in life. We need to keep trying harder to make things work. Determination and perseverance are the two things that one needs to achieve success.
The three pieces of advice that I would give to my 20-year-old self would be the following:
(1) Always live within your means.
(2) Do not ever take shortcuts.
1. Develop an attitude of gratitude
2. Accept each day as a gift and make the best of it
3. Focus on positive things and people and stay away from the negatives.
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1: Never pee into the wind.
2: Always buy comfortable shoes.
3: Make sure you have a cosy bathroom to read the newspaper in.
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1) slow down
2) think before you make that stupid decision..."just because you can now"
3) start saving your money
Never judge others
Enjoy every moment as time is fleeting
Do not waste time worrying over petty stuff.
1. Love yourself at all times regardless of all opinions. 2. Do not accept any limitations. 3. Create your own positive world and ignore propaganda media conditioning.
Listen more carefully to the elders. Don't do drugs and alcohol and spend more time reading!
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