Set Yourself Up for Lifelong Success at 20s

According to one psychologist, your 20s are the “defining decade” because they have a significant impact on who you will be professionally and personally.

You can try to make at least one of the changes listed below, such as practicing.

Mindfulness and not being in bad relationships will get you in good health.

To lay the foundation for your success throughout life, find out what you should do in your 20s.

Write down your goals.
Dirk Hooper, a Quora user, began to envision his ideal lifestyle in his 20s. But, unfortunately, he expected it five, 10, and 20 years later.

He wrote down his goals and ways to get there to make sure he wasn’t just dreaming.

Hooper writes that “The act[es] of writing your goals, dreams do [es] two things for you.” First, it forces you to get to the bottom of your thoughts and gives you a tangible record you can refer back to overtime.

Hooper’s theory is supported by research. For example, one study asked college students to create a plan for achieving their future goals—many of these goals required that they complete their education. The results showed that students who wrote the exercise were more likely to stay in school than students who didn’t.

Let go of your ego
Quora users shared various ideas that pride and vanity shouldn’t get in the way of your goals and that it is essential to be open to other viewpoints.

Michael Elijah wrote: “Learn to kill your ego. It blocks us from progress and possibility and blinds us to it. You can learn how to break the bubble by asking simple questions, such as “What if things don’t seem like they are?” And most importantly, “What if I’m wrong?”

Read a lot!
Hooper discovered that there was much more to life than he realized after college.

He said, “So, I became an avid reader.” I began a quest to learn everything that interested me. One book led to the next. Over the years, I have learned 10x more than I did in high school and college.

Although we don’t advocate autodidactism being superior to formal education, reading can be an excellent way for students to explore topics not covered in class. This list contains 30 books you should read before you turn 30.

Don’t try to live another person’s life.
It can be tempting to compare your achievements with the expectations and values of others. However, this can make it difficult to feel fulfilled.

Don’t feel wrong about the past.
Answering the question, “What can one do in their 20s that will prevent regrets in their 40s and 30s?” Quora users shared the opinion that regret is not a healthy way to live.

Take care of your health.
Andrew Solmssen writes that protecting your health is the most basic and essential thing you can do. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get it back once it’s gone. People in their 40s and 50s would trade their health for money.

At this time in your life, exercising is crucial. You’ll be able to continue the habit for many years if you begin early. This is especially important when you lose muscle mass in your 30s. Also, you’ll be more likely to keep exercising if your favorite activities aren’t enjoyed.

Save for your retirement.
Paul Richard says, “Spend less than what you earn and invest money in an IRA.” “Compounding is a great way to get out of work and retire when you want.

Richard is correct: The sooner you start saving money for your golden years, the longer it takes to earn interest.

Start asking questions
Brian Austin writes, “By asking questions, you get different perspectives from different people.” Sharing thoughts and ideas with others enriches our lives to a greater or lesser degree.

Scientists believe this type of curiosity and knowledge-seeking will strengthen your relationships and increase your productivity at work.

Get started flossing
Madeleine Gallay writes that it is a “disaster” to see so many people spend hours in dental chairs and then, later on, fork over thousands.

There has been some debate in the medical world about flossing’s benefits. But, according to Business Insider’s Erin Brodwin, flossing is not effective as it has never been tested.

Experts still believe that flossing is essential to keep your gums healthy. Too much plaque can build up and cause tartar (hard deposits) which can cause gum disease and infection. Gum disease can also be linked to diabetes and heart disease, but it’s unclear if one is directly responsible.