Healthy Habits For Success In Your 20s & 30s

There’s nothing like the glow of youth to make you feel at once unstoppable, feeling like the life ahead of you is infinite, and then older than your years, looking at how much time has already passed. You can find power and strength in these moments. Realizing how quickly time can pass will help you be more aware of using the time you have to make the most of your life and become the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Time is your most precious resource, and yours is fleeting.

Money is no substitute for youth. Money can be earned, given, or stored; not time.

Envision your older self looking back, thinking “I’m so glad I ____” or “I wish I had done ____” or “I wish I hadn’t _____.” Always try to fill in the blank for the second term and seek it out!

The concept of diminishing time + short term vs long term leads to some big take-aways:

  • Take big risks (you’re young and can afford to do so, due to relatively few commitments, etc)
  • Travel as much as possible (don’t wait till you’re retired, you may never live that long)
  • Always re-invest in yourself: learn, develop new skills, keep getting educated
  • Don’t be ashamed to seek professional help when life’s got you down.
  • Your 20s are the absolute best time to do that thing you’ve always dreamed of. Travel the world, act, sing, design a video game, make art, write, compose, paint, start a business, whatever: just do it! If you don’t do it now, you may never fulfill that dream.

All that being said, these are the main components of vital 20-something knowledge:

  • Habits
  • Socialization
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Money
  • Mind

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While your 20s are often focused on creating and expanding your life externally, often your 30s become a time of improving your inner life. Coming to terms fully with who you are, making the choice to accept and love yourself first, before anyone else. The experience of self-acceptance and body love can be one of the most important and life-changing moments of your life.

Healthy Habits For Your 30s

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” – Brian Tracy

If you’re turning 30 and have yet to feel successful, don’t be alarmed because you’re not alone. To build a successful future for your thirties and beyond, forget about comparing your life to others, and start putting your energy into mastering theses 15 habits.


If you are searching for validation from others before you take your first steps to success, you may never get there. Finding validation from within means that you are freeing yourself to trust in your life’s purpose, when no one else does. Once you begin to trust yourself, more people will want to hear what it is you have to say.

Successful people seek self-validation by embracing their own self worth, even when someone is trying to tear them down. While some negative comments can be very constructive for their personal growth, others can be just plain rude. Successful people always remember their life purpose and they always believe in their abilities.

  • Don’t take negative comments too seriously
  • Do remind yourself of your strengths daily and experiment with daily mantras

Body Empowerment

“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” -C.S. Lewis

Your body can be a great tool for success. People tend to base first impression on appearance, so something as subtle as poor posture can really damage your alpha composure, no matter how well dressed you may be.

Successful people empower their body by treating it like a temple. They eat balanced meals with fruits and vegetables to keep a strong mind and a healthy body. They stand tall and confident, insist on eye contact, and they shake hands firmly to debut their confidence. Taking care of their body also means exercising regularly, avoiding fast foods, and dressing the part.

  • Don’t let physical limitations determine the rest of your life
  • Do know success is not about what you have, but how you use what you have

Selecting The Right Relationships

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

It’s not about cutting everyone out of your life who has ever done you wrong; it’s about surrounding yourself with like-minded people who will put in as much energy as you.

Successful people avoid others who are negative, disabling, and manipulating. It’s easy for a successful person to cut someone out of their life if the relationship does not add up to 50/50.

  • Don’t think that you owe anyone your time if they stump your growth or drain your enthusiasm
  • Do give time to the people who deserve it

-via Lifehack

How are you defining your life and planning for success in your 20s and 30s?

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