You Need To Know By The Time You Turn 30
There are always experiences to be had and lessons to be learned in life.
We learn, we progress and we evolve. But sometimes we need a little reminder of what the things are that’ll keep us moving forward, the ones that will boost us towards becoming our best selves and the people we want and need to be.
For that very reason, we’ve compiled a list of 12 important things to know by The Time You turn 30. Or really, at any time in your life. Absorb these points, apply them to your lives and share them with your friends!
1. You can do whatever you want in life.
Life is full of opportunities. To be able to see them for what they’re truly worth, you need bravery, passion and goals. It’s easy to get stuck in a mindset of “I can’t do this or that, but I’ll do it later.” There is no ‘later.’
You are never confined to what you’re doing. Even though it may be scary, this life is yours to make.
If you are doing something that has not been done before, it is more challenging but your path can be mapped out if you take note of the things that have worked for you and those that have not. Do the things that work and ditch the ones that don’t.
2. Truth and integrity are your most valuable assets.
You see what you see and deep down, you know the truth about things. Don’t divert from your course because someone else doesn’t like it. Don’t agree with someone just to keep the peace. Don’t lie because it would benefit you in a superficial way.
Any peace you can get in this life is bought through strength and integrity. Integrity and truth are the seat of your power. Never let these things go.
3. There is always something you can learn in any subject or situation.
The ability to learn new things about different topics isn’t just for school. As you get older, you should be learning new things every day.
Your mind has an endless amount of ‘storage space’ and it’s thirsty for knowledge. Take this piece of information as inspiration to absorb every piece of knowledge that you can.
4. You are responsible for every action you take in life and every condition your life is in.
This sounds harsh and intense. But, you have to ask yourself, “Who is the most motivated person to see that my life works out the way I want it to?” The answer is YOU.
So the next question is, “Who is really going to take responsibility to ensure that my life works out the way I want it to?” Again, there is only one answer.
5. Life is ever-changing. Plan your actions accordingly.
Life changes every second of every day.
If you have fixed ideas about how it is supposed to be and how you will handle everything that happens, you will take wrong steps.
In any given situation, look at it with intentionality and really think about what’s going on. Actual observation and action are always best.
6. Stick to what you know is right.
It’s hard to keep to who you know you are with this ever-changing world. One big issue is desensitization. We become accustomed to things that we may have steered clear of in our past because of what we believed in.
Think about who you are and what you know is right. You can still evolve – as you should – but who you are and what your ideals are should remain.
7. Sometimes life is uncomfortable.
This part of life is unavoidable, but if you learn from the discomfort and how to handle it, you can be better prepared for the future.
Don’t fear discomfort but when it occurs. Take advantage of the opportunity by figuring out how to change it.
8. Life demands ownership from you.
How much better is it to decide to make things happen and then do it rather than letting someone else decide for you?
Life is much easier when you are in charge and very dangerous if you are not.
9. Do not look for validation from others for doing the right thing.
Many times in life you’ll have to go against the status quo in order to right a wrong.
It’s definitely not easy and you may get some resistance, but you should always to do what your consciences tells you to do.