Your 20s are a time of major transitions.
The choices you make in this critical decade lay the foundation for your career, relationships, health, and well-being.
While nothing can replace learning through firsthand experience, you can save some stress by listening to those who have already been through it.
We’ve looked through our archives to collect some of the best advice we’ve found from our favorite writers and entrepreneurs and found recurring themes.
Here are things that successful people do in their 20s:
When you’re just starting to build your career, it can be difficult to arrange your days for maximum productivity.
As Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based entrepreneur and author, explains in his presentation “26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known At 20,” setting deadlines for everything you’re working on and avoiding multitasking are two keys to effectively managing your time
$$ ISNT their top priority
While there are those who spend their 20s drifting without direction, there are others who are so afraid of failure that they take a job solely because it provides a comfortable paycheck. But, says Quora user Rich Tatum, that job you’re not interested in quickly becomes a career, and by the time you’re 30, it’s a lot harder to start pursuing your passion.
The key, says author Cal Newport, is to pursue something that you’re passionate about and is valuable to employers
Health is their priority
As each year goes by, it becomes harder to start a sustained exercise regimen, and harder still to recover from a late night of drinking.
While you’re still young, says Quora user Mo Seetubtim, develop healthy habits that will set you up for the next phase of life. Enjoy your vices in moderation, eat well, and choose a workout over a happy hour now and then