Dating advice women their 20s

Your 20s is the time, because you aren’t tied down with a spouse and kids.

If you want to go heli skiing in Canada, go and do it! By the time I hit 30 I’d been to several countries overseas, served in the military, earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree, got a scuba diving licence, been bungee jumping out of a suspended cable car, surfed 15 foot waves, went snowboarding in Canada, trained with and been taught by Olympic judo champions, and that’s just what I can remember off the top of my head.

I’m not saying you need to spend every day with your nose to the grindstone and never have any fun, but it’s a good idea to balance things out.

Here are some pieces of advice taken from my own and many others’ experiences that will help you not to waste a very important decade.

If, however, you show up to win every day and do more than what is asked of you, the sky is the limit.

You may go from job to job, but you’ll pick up valuable experience and insight along the way whereas others merely pick up a paycheck and more cynicism, never becoming more valuable in the process.

They’ll pressure you to just get a job, any job, so you can make some money.

I was conditioned to be a people/authority pleaser, which meant I was always seeking the approval of others.

Learning is generally pretty haphazard for most people, because (ironically) they weren’t taught how to learn in school. When you master things and become a subject matter expert, that’s usually when you level up in your career and start looking at serious money and good working conditions.

They just listened to the teacher, did what they were told and that was it. Not only that, when you want to learn something you’re interested in (like surfing, for example), you spend less time being frustrated and more time enjoying it.

Rather than hating it and pitying yourself, recognise this is the crucible that will shape your future. If you can learn to be emotionally resilient, to make the best of a bad time and to not give up, you’ll have something that will serve you well your entire life – the ability to overcome hardship.

Besides all of that, you can’t taste just how sweet success really is when you’ve never gone through any pain.

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