There is not, unfortunately, a guidebook to life, a document that’ll guide you through the ups and downs of navigating the murky real world. You just need to mostly figure it out as you go along. With that being said, there are some rules that everyone should know. If you’re just beginning to step out on your own, take a read below. There you’ll find plenty of advice that’ll make entering adulthood all the more straightforward.
Compassion Always Wins
You’re going to face a lot of different people as you work your way through life. Some of these will inspire you; some will annoy you, some others yet will intimidate you or make you feel that you have less worth than you actually do. While it’s easy to judge others, it’s important to remember that everyone is facing their own battle. Don’t take anything personally – in 99 times out of 100, the issue is with the other person, not you. So be compassionate; it costs nothing, and you never know what good things will come from it.
Working Towards Your Dreams
It’s easy to get lost in the thrum of everyday life. There are bills to pay, jobs to keep, social lives to stay on top of. Yet while your twenties should be about finding your feet, and learning all that’s involved in being a human in everyday life, it’ll also pay to keep one eye on your dream. While there’ll be people along the way who can help you to achieve your goals, ultimately it’ll come down to your own efforts and determination. Don’t get too bogged down in the noise that goes along with life; happiness lies in going your own way.
You Have People on your Side
Many people have an ‘it’s me against the world’ kind of attitude, but this just isn’t true. In reality, there are more people working for you than against you. Whatever issue you’re facing, there will be resources and organisations that’ll help you to overcome them. If you’re involved in an issue at work, you’ll be able to speak to HR. If you’re in a fender bender, don’t lament your bad luck: get the best lawyer for car accidents, and fight your battle. From debt to promotions to getting on the property ladder, society is set up in a way that’ll allow you to reach your goals.
It Pays to be Bold
You only get one life. We know that it’s often said, but only because it’s true! Don’t spend your life in second gear; dream big, be bold and don’t do anything by half-measures. The only person you’d be hurting by taking the easy option is yourself. Find what you love to do, and do it! There are no ‘do-overs’ when it comes to life.
Life Can Be Difficult…But It’s Worth It
Finally, remember this: though it can be difficult, life is a wonderful, miraculous journey, with much more good in it than bad. Enjoy every last moment of it!