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Things I should have known in my 20s

Things I should have known in my 20s

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20s are the best time of everyone's life or at least it is the time period which everyone will remember in their 40s. Currently I am in my 30s and already started remembering my old days. In this article I have tried to reflect upon the things which I should have learnt in my 20s. Hope you will also find these learning useful in your life journey.

Health is wealth

Health must be a top priority for everyone. Indian sages have said this things long time ago (पहला सुख निरोगी काया - Fit Body), but it took me this long to understand this simple fact. Both Physical and mental health is important - Regular exercise , meditation , healthy food helps you to be fit.

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Time is everything - Even more than money

I have wasted lot of time during my 20's , now if I could I could go back in time , I would spent that time pushing myself to learn , to grow as person , to spend quality time with friends ,starting a business.

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Read as much as you could

Books are real treasure trove of data and new knowledge. Besides other proven scientific benefits of reading books , reading makes you smart , calm and appealing. Invest your time and money buying and reading books.

I started my reading journey with Atomic Habits by James Clear. This book is changing my life.

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Consistency is the key

I have started many things like learning new technology , going to gym, reading books but did not complete all these things with consistency. Now I realize that what I would have achieved if I committed myself to the task which I have started. Leadership expert John Maxwell says, Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.

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There is not such thing as perfection

From the first day we step into this world , we are inspired to chase the perfection. chase for perfect career , chase for perfect life-partner , chase for perfect design of software.

Now I realize that perfection is a relative term and chasing it is never ending. Instead of chasing perfection , Now I strive for continuous improvement and excellency.

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Failure is not opposite of success

Often we think that failure is not achieving the desired outcome , but we must learn that failure is part of success , not opposite of it.

Failure pushes us to come out of comfort zone, apart from this , failure is better than regretting !

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Taking risk is important

We learn from risks - and those lessons may lead us to new path in life. I have realized that playing safe won't give you any success , in short , success will not fall in your leap - you have to pursue it.

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Readers , In my view , all above learning still holds true when I am in 30's.

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