Because they play a huge role in who you’ll become personally and professionally, you’re 20’s are considered a crucial decade in your life.
Find out below what you should start (and stop) doing in your 20s to lay the foundation for lifelong success.
1. Learn To Negotiate With Politeness
Negotiations are important for a person’s success because they help develop stronger relationships. Create a respectful, constructive connection that benefits both sides. Negotiating may help you gain confidence, which can reflect well on you when others see you as dependable.
2. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others. Compare yourself With Your Past Self
Almost everyone does it. It’s a slippery slope from envy to jealousy. If you put your focus back on your own success and being content, you can notice a great shift towards happiness in your own life.
Focusing on yourself allows you to focus on your own strengths, talents, and accomplishments. You should be the only one you’re competing against. Work as hard as you can every day and improve every day, that’s all that counts.
3. Don’t Rack up Debt
Being stuck in a debt trap ties up your money so you can’t do all the things you’d like to do with it. The constant pressure of debt can also damage your work, health, and relationships. Freeing yourself from any debt will make you feel a lot more motivated to work harder when you get to keep the money you make, rather than spending it all on debt payments.
4. Don’t Burn Bridges
We live in a small world… don’t burn bridges. Your reputation is your most valuable asset so guard it well, whether with your friends, family, co-workers, or service providers. In tough situations learn to play nice and get out on good terms with everyone.
Article written by Hala Haider – Sales Coordinator, Alpha Data Recruitment