The third decade of your life comes with a lot of mixed feelings from lessons learned in the past two decades of your life. Feelings of regrets, achievement, uncertainty, and so on.
This is why if you’re still yet to climb the third decade, you should know some certain life lessons that’ll be of great help to you.
15 Life Lessons To Learn Before 30
Life is all about stages of experiences and lessons. In these experiences, it’s up to you to learn either from your experiences or from that of others or you decide not to learn at all.
Well, it’s hard to time to stop the whole youthful exorbitance and get these life lessons so you end up not regretting later on.
Don’t wait till you learn from your experience, learn from the experiences of others. Here’s a list of some important lessons to learn before reaching your thirties.
1. Be a student:
Be willing to learn. Education with a degree has a limit, but real-life education doesn’t. This is the kind of education that can protect, guide and tutor you to becoming the person you can be.
Keep asking. Keep knocking. Keep questioning. Read. Find a mentor. Be coachable. Be willing to change. Have a life journal to keep jotting important points and advice.
Be sure to get old once you stop learning. This is beyond the literal sentence.
2. Money is not always a solution to real-life problems
Money answereth all things, so the saying goes, but some of your real problems in life can’t be solved by money. Things like having a happy home and beautiful relationships.
Many people live on very little, yet have wonderfully full and happy lives whereas there are rich unhappy ones.
Joy can’t be traded with money. We need more than money to solve the majority of our problems.
3. Time is Limited
“The ageing process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” – Doug Larson
You don’t have all the time in the world. This is why you should live the best of the moment. You don’t have all the time in the world as time passes and is an item you cannot hold on to. Yet you can make true value of your time and make sure every second counts.
Worry less and care less about what people think about you. Know that you can’t please everyone and make sure that you’re intentional about living the good life.
4. Your health is important
“After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” – Bette Midler
As you age, your body becomes delicate and requires more care. Good health is riches. In good health, your productivity level always takes a great leap. As you’re approaching your thirties, don’t ruin your health.
Heart disease, bone density, stroke, many cancers, etc can be prevented. Don’t make certain decisions that’ll result in incurable terminal diseases.
Strike a balance between pleasure and healthy living. Sacrifice eating unhealthy foods for your good health.
Also, engage in exercises to keep you fit. Take enough rest and have protected sexual relations. Don’t forget to consult a physician in cases of ill health. Remember that ‘Health is wealth’
5. Love Is not just a feeling but is a choice
With the way our society is going, people just get into relationships to pass time. Heartbreaks are everywhere, people don’t believe in love anymore. Wickedness is done by people in relationships. This ends up ruining the term “Love”
When you’re in Love, you sometimes are vulnerable but that doesn’t make you stupid. Love still exists but you don’t just need love to remain in a relationship. You choose to make your loving relationship work.
6. Your Perspective matters a lot
Your view on issues of life matters. Don’t be the type who gets worried or upset. Having the right perspective keeps us going in every phase of life.
Be positive in any situation you find yourself in.
7. Be mindful of your speech
Learn to be nice in your speech. Don’t just rain abusive words on people you’re having issues with people. Make your words relevant by intelligently giving your views on any disagreement you find yourself in.
With how powerful words are, they can put a dent in your character. Be wise in your speech.
8. Comfortability is a killer
Get out of your comfort zone today. This is because it’s killing a lot of things for you. If you have plans to achieve, you’ll need to get out of your comfort zone. Also, executing significant things with your money will need you to feel uncomfortable.
This is where we talk about investing your money. Even if you don’t know about investing, you could make enquires before investing.
Another instance is meeting with your employer to ask for a raise. Although difficult, would help you achieve your financial goals in the long run.
9. Lateness shouldn’t be an option
There’s an edge to being early on whatever occasion you attend. For example, coming early to an event grants you access to a good seat and meeting important people.
In your place of work, it’s important to be early to work so you won’t be sacked from your work.
Being early also applies to your finances especially when it comes to saving and investing. People who invest early always have an edge over the latecomers. Money needs time to multiply in the market. Therefore, always try to be the early bird.
10. Starting Is the Greatest Way to Make Progress
Don’t wait to get all the motivation before starting that plan of yours. The only way to progress in every facet of life is by taking action. No progress happens when you sit and watch.
Progress automatically begins when you start. Setting goals is a huge part of starting. Then adding to those goals is better than leaving them dormant. Start that plan today.
11. Being nice is a virtue
A nice attitude is needed in the world we’re in. It pays a lot and has a way of pushing you to the top. Imagine helping someone today and the person ends up remembering that good and reciprocates help to you, Sounds good, right?
No one knows what life has in store for them. Being kind and supportive will go a long way in transforming your life. One day, you’ll need a kindness from other people.
And you’ll always get what you give. This is one of the good life lessons to adopt early in life.
12. Save, Invest and have a means of earning money
This is a time when no one cares about your financial needs. It gets to the point that some things like buying the latest phones or cars aren’t a priority to you. This time you should have had a steady source of income.
This avoids you being a liability. Another factor is Saving. Saving requires a lot of discipline. The little sum you save can solve a major problem.
You save to avoid the rainy days. Have worked as money isn’t gotten from the grass. Invest in legit platforms that may last for a month or so with a good return on investment. (ROI)
13. Have and value good friendships
As you grow old, you learn that friendship shouldn’t be a one-way affair but should affect mutual interests. As you reach your 30s, invest your time only on those whois worth investing in.
Find friends that lift you in your down moments and a great support system. If you end up having such, don’t ruin the friendship. Reciprocate the vibes, love, and support too.
14. Don’t be hard on yourself
Some of us growing up were told negative words. These words sometimes end up causing havoc in our adult journey. In a bid to prove those words wrong, we feel as though we have to do everything at once.
We’re embedded with perfection and responsibility that ends up ruining your whole life. Slow down—don’t rush into things and let your life unfold. Slowly, you see where it takes you and then weigh your options.
Inasmuch you set futuristic goals and work towards them, rushing them ends up giving you a half-baked result.
Don’t compare yourself with your peers, this ends up ruining your confidence level. Rather be grateful and content with what you have. Be sure to trust your instinct, they’re sometimes true.
15. Have a plan for the future
Before reaching 30, you ought to know the importance of planning and making sure that the plan works and isn’t down the drain. Yes, we’re not certain about the future, but with open-mindedness, a plan prepared may not turn out to be a flop.
Remember the popular quote that says “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.If you’re optimistic to live long, then, you must learn to plan for the future. Planning for the future rises to having a contingency plan.
This is simply a plan B, should in case the first plan fails. It’s the alternative go-to- plan.
Having learned these lessons, assimilating and practising them gives you some heights and easier strings to be the best version of yourself while approaching the third decade.
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