By the time I was in my 20s, I'd learned some important lessons. Here are some of them:
I've learned that you can't expect everything to be bright, shiny and perfect.
Life is not that way; it's messy and full of imperfections. You need to be able to deal with those things in order for you to grow as a person. You also need to accept that things will not always go the way you want them too, but instead of letting this discourage or depress you, try focusing on what is working for YOU right now!
It's important to remember that no matter what happens, life will go on.
I've learned that friends are important.
I used to think that people had more important things to do than hang out with me, but now I realise that spending time with your friends is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Friends can help you through hard times, give an ear when things aren't going well and make sure someone else is there for you when it feels like no one else will put themselves out there. They can also be a source of support and joy—they're always willing to listen if something's bothering them or laugh at their own stupid jokes—and they may even be able to teach you new skills (if not personally, then through books or other sources).
But life also has its share of stress and sadness.
It's important too because being able to share experiences together allows us all to grow as individuals while also strengthening our bonds with each other over time as we learn more about ourselves through these shared experiences together."
I've learned that vulnerability isn't always a sign of weakness.
It takes courage to be vulnerable.
Being able to admit your weaknesses and mistakes is a mark of maturity.
Here are some reasons why:
I've discovered that it's important to have good relationships with other people.
No matter how wonderful a person is, he or she will let you down eventually.
You can't expect perfection from anyone and it's important to be able to handle disappointment in others.
There is nothing wrong with being able to trust people—but if your heart is broken again and again by the same person, then it's time for a change!
I've learned that other people are not as concerned about my emotional state as I am.
I'm sure this is something you've heard before, but it's something I had never really considered until my twenties. No one really cares what's going on in your head and heart, especially if you're not making them feel bad for you or holding their hand while crying at the movie theatre (which would be an odd thing to do). It can be hard to accept this as a truth because we all want to feel like we matter—we just don't know how else to get there!
I've learned that it's okay to talk about my feelings.
I've learned that allowing myself to feel sad is a natural part of the healing process.
Sometimes, you'll be happy and other times you won't. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of your feelings or how they make them feel; if they aren't hurting anyone else and they don't affect anyone else's life negatively, then they're not a problem.
Sometimes we have to go through sadness before getting to happiness; sometimes we just have to accept certain things in life as being sad: like having friends who leave us behind because they don’t want us anymore (this happened), losing a job (this happened), finding out about an illness in our family (this happened). If these things happen and there is nothing we can do about them, then it's important for us to express our feelings so others know how much those experiences hurt us—even if those people aren't around anymore!
It's hard to admit that you need help, but the more comfortable you are with seeking it out, the easier things will be.
Once you start talking about your problems, they will seem less overwhelming and easier to deal with.
What I learned was simple: Don't ignore problems—talk about them and tell someone who cares about you how much they mean to you (or not).
I have learned that you must be content with yourself before you can truly enjoy your relationships.
When your own life is going well, it's easier to be generous and caring towards other people. If you don't feel good about yourself on a daily basis, then it's hard for anyone else to make you feel good about yourself too!
To help me stick to my goals, I’ve made some rules for myself:
It's okay if you don’t have all the answers.
I've learned that I don't have to know everything all the time.
Watching the world is a service more than a selfish indulgence.
It's okay not to know everything, but it’s also important to realise that you don't need to be able answer every question right away. Sometimes we just need someone else with whom we can share our confusion and uncertainty—and sometimes all we need is time alone with ourselves or another person who knows us well enough (or at least trusts us enough) to ask questions without judgement as opposed to answers.
I've also learned how much easier life becomes when your mind isn't stuck on one thing.
When you can see multiple perspectives instead of being trapped inside your own head where nothing else exists except yourself and whatever thoughts were running through your head at that moment in time—and how much better those thoughts feel once they're out there floating through space instead of being bottled up inside your head where nothing else matters except what happens next week when class starts back up again tomorrow morning after lunch break ends today evening around midnight Eastern Standard Time...
In my 20s, I have learned more than ever before. It's true that you learn more in your 20s than ever before. You may have less experience and less wisdom, but it's not because of a lack of life experience - it's because now is the time where everything happens at once! And when we're young, we don't know how to slow down or stop taking action on every idea that comes into our heads (and sometimes those ideas aren't even good). But by 30 or 40 years old, we've learned how to use those experiences wisely so that they can help us move forward instead of holding us back from what would make our lives better.
I'm going through this phase right now as well: learning from both mistakes made during my twenties as well as successes achieved during those years spent learning new things about myself and others around me—and also trying out new roles within organisations like working with different stakeholders outside of just myself alone."
Life is a series of journeys, not one big trip.
And we'll all be on that journey for the rest of our lives. So, keep learning!