In the spirit of Paul Angone’s new book, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, I decided to write my own secret, because, well…why not?
If I had to give just one piece of advice to young people everywhere, it would most likely be this…
In your twenties, you don’t have much to lose.
So, you’re a little lost. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Welcome to your twenties!
Are you freaking out yet? Of course you are!
You’ve got tons to do, lots of options, and you don’t know where to start.
You don’t know where to go. You don’t know what to do for a living. You don’t even know, really, who you are.
But it’s a beautiful thing, being lost in your twenties, because in case you haven’t realized…you don’t have much to lose!
Really, you don’t. You’re twenty!
NOW is the time to take risks. NOW is the time to make mistakes. NOW is the time to jump on every opportunity.
Because if you put yourself out there and it doesn’t work out, you can start all over again rather quickly.
Your twenties are a time in your life when you get to discover who you are. You get to decide who you want to be.
And that requires taking chances. That requires making moves that scare you.
But because you’re at the start of your adult life, you haven’t invested all that much. And that makes any risk that you take a little less risky.
So don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Don’t be afraid to open yourself up to new opportunities.
Because you have everything to gain. Yes, everything…
And not that much to lose.
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