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Opinion: 11 Things To Do In Your 20s To Ensure You Kill It In Your 30s

For many women, success entails a variety of things. Whether you define success as a corner office, traveling the world, or finding long-term love, the truth is that a stable, happy, and contented self is the foundation for long-term success.

As a result, if we want to learn how to be successful, we must lay a solid foundation on which to build a life we enjoy. And the best way is to do the things you should have done in your twenties.

Here are 11 tried-and-true methods for doing so:

1. Be grateful for the people in your life.

Selfies and entitlement are commonplace in today's society. This has resulted in a widespread misconception that friends are fans and that everyone around us is obligated to accept and "like" whatever we put out.

Every person in your life has made a conscious decision to be there and has generously offered their time, compassion, support, and love in exchange. These are gifts, and you should express your gratitude to them as often as possible.

We don't know how long any of us will be here, which is a sad reality. Sharing gratitude will not only make our time here more enjoyable, but it will also lead to far less regret when we are no longer able to.

2. While crass attracts attention, the class attracts respect.

There is nothing that can be replaced for grace, no matter where you look in the world. An elegant, graceful, and well-spoken person will always own the room and leave a stronger impression than an aggressive peacock.

3. Consider the foods you're putting into your body.

Taking a "YOLO" attitude about diet, nutrition, and indulging in dangerous substances won't help your sixty-year-old self. You get out what you put in, so if you're consuming more sugar than vitamins and inhaling cigarette smoke instead of fresh air, your body will decay more quickly. That's just how science works.

4. Reconsider your perceived "weaknesses."

Self-doubt, mortality, and vulnerability are frequently viewed as weaknesses that must be overcome. But, in reality, they're all a part of what it means to be human. In many respects, accepting and appreciating these things will give you more confidence, strength, and far richer life. You're not made of titanium; you're made of flesh and blood.

5. Choose your words carefully.

It's easy to forget that what we say can't be taken back and that what we say affects those around us in ways we can't possibly comprehend in a society that likes buzzwords, keywords, provocative titles, and flippant phrases.

Words have the power to harm, heal, help, and humiliate, so use them with integrity and mindfulness to make the impact you desire. "I love you," "best friend," and "I will" should only be said when you truly mean it; the same goes for "I want a divorce," and "I never want to see you again." Never use the word "never" in a sentence.

6. Get out of your comfort zone if you want to live a full life.

Day after day, staying in the same place, wearing variations of the same clothes, eating the same foods, and having the same conversations keeps you moving... on a wheel.

Change things up by taking a different route, trying new cuisines, meeting new people, booking a trip, or enrolling in a class. One decision has the potential to change your life, and we all need a change now and then.

7. Laugh about everything as much as you can.

Have you ever seen two buddies laugh out loud? It's just stunning. Our spirits come closest to the surface when we laugh, and our inner light shines a little brighter. Shine as much as possible and light a few candles during the day.

8. Don't be concerned about the naysayers.

Mother Theresa, too, had her detractors. Translation: Not everyone will like you or rejoice in your happiness. Don't be concerned about them; just keep moving.

9. Stop stalking people who are no longer important in your life on the internet.

If your ex hasn't contacted you in a while, they can always do so. Regardless of what she posts, the buddy who has injured you must apologize. Avoid putting together erroneous conclusions based on filtered photographs and phrases by focusing your attention on your real-life in real-time.

10. Take a broad view of the situation.

I once sat next to a 30-year-old woman who instructed a London-based man to "speak English." She wasn't joking when she said that. Guess how she seemed to the rest of the world?

Read about what's going on in the world outside of the Kardashians' realm, sample as many different cuisines as possible (in as many different nations as possible), and, for the love of God, remember that we're all people and that we're all equal.

11. Take responsibility for your own life decisions.

The majority of us did not have a wonderful upbringing and have faced a serve several critical backs on our journey to where we are now. Successful people don't sit around whining about how unfair life is; instead, they pay attention, extract the lessons, and keep moving forward, level by level.

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