3 Lifestyle Mistakes All 20 Somethings Need to Avoid

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

Baggage #1: We are too results-focused

It’s way too easy to look online and see the results everyone else is getting (or showing). We see the YouTubers, writers, and online business owners parade their results around and make it look like it’s a simple 3 step process. It’s easy, right? Just buy low and sell high? It isn’t. And if we try creating a life for ourselves with that expectation, we will get crushed.

You can’t follow a recipe for building a creative life because “Creativity doesn’t repeat itself; it can’t.”

Everybody’s journey to financial independence is a new frontier. You can never take the same path as anybody else because that niche is taken.

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations;” Archilochus says, “we fall to the level of our training.”

Results don’t measure how good you are at something; they measure how much you have practiced one thing. If your results are not where you want them to be, you need more practice. And if you need more practice, you need to create a practice.

Baggage #2: Living up to your means

Living out-with your means is a huge financial mistake and one of the worst you can make in your 20s.

Baggage #3: Wanting Work/Life Balance

The idea of work/life balance begins with the assumption that work and life are separate. Are they? What is life without work? What is work without life? Meaningless.

Final Thoughts

Whether or not you are an entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to live like one. And you should. Being an entrepreneur means preparing yourself to see and take advantage of the opportunities around you.

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Adam Stinson

Helping college dropouts gain control of their lives through financial education. Go to www.adamkstinson.com for a field guide to non-traditional success.