Travel a lot as it has exposes you to new cultures,
You have very little responsibility so go and travel. When you get to 30, you’re going to want to travel slightly differently, spend a little more, do slightly more expensive things, eat at slightly better restaurants. So work for a year and save enough money to experience the world on the cheap.
How do you know what you want to do if you don’t know what’s out there to do?
Don’t just travel to the obvious places.
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Travel to the tough places.
Travel to learn.
Travel to discover.
Travel to the places that will challenge who you think you want to be.
- Start a business
Start a business, no matter how small. Survey your neighborhood and think of what can be beneficial for the people and what they will need. Examples of small businesses include dry-cleaning services, Car washing, Home tutorship. This helps raise small money to offset some expenses while learning and gaining exposure in the process.
- Focus on your Education
Try reading every day, even for an hour. Read everything in sight, from newspapers, books, articles, journals, etc. Don’t just read about things you know about. Read about people. Read people. Reading opens up the mind, increases vocabulary, improves analytical thinking, improves memory and to some reduce stress.
- Reduce TV Time and Video Games
Reduce TV and video games time. Except for News and informative programmes watching TV is generally a waste of time.
- Career Path
Follow your passion, do what you love doing even if it pays little at first. What matters is to be exceptional at whatever you do, be unique, be yourself.
- Trust issues
At this stage of your life, you are bound to trust and receive lots of advice from people, some good some bad. Even if it destroys your ideas or you lose your friends. Trust people until they give you a reason not to. But don’t dull yourself. Some people are out to mess you up.
The calibre of People you surround yourself with matter a lot. People have ways of influencing your decisions, thoughts and sometimes actions. Like the saying goes, “Birds of a feather fly together”. A few people will change your life forever. Find them. Be around great people, so you too can have great aspirations.
Learn to persevere in all you do and never give up. You would face a lot of challenges in life, put keep pushing on.
Fail a lot. Fail often. Fail at love. Fail at sex. Fail at socialising. Fail at making friends. Fail at work. Fail at business. Fail with family. Fail with existing friends.
If you don’t learn something every time you fail then all you’ve done is failed. If you learn something, then you’ve grown. Every time you grow and learn and fail, you get better at figuring out how to succeed.