Top 5 Lessons in Life to Learn Before You Turn 30

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Most people tend to regret a lot of things in their lives when they reach the age of 30. Some want to do things that they are not able to do anymore. It is best that you know how to get on with your life without regrets. Here are the top 5 life lessons to learn before 30.

1. Money Will Never Solve Your Problems

Money is a much-needed resource when you are young but by the time you reach the age where the money is not a problem anymore, it becomes the problem. Some might have problems regarding zero balances while others tend to think that they have more money to spend but without anything or anyone to spend it to. Always remember that money will never solve all of your problems. You might think that paying the electric bill with your money can help solve the problem with your electricity but it is not. You need to do more than just work and pay your bills in order for you to have the money that you really want to have.

Money can buy you a nice home, a great car, fancy dresses, and shoes but it can never fix a broken relationship, it cannot heal a broken heart, it does not cure loneliness, and it does not solve problems.

The happiness that money brings is only just a fleeting moment in your life. If you expect that the things you buy will make things better for you then you will never be truly happy and contented with your life.

2. You Can’t Please Everyone and Learn How to Say NO

Often times when we were young, we tend to conform to the norms of society. Therefore, we tend to say yes all the time and follow everyone. There are also times that we need to please everyone for the sake of pleasing them even if it disgusts us or it is contradictory to the way we were brought up by our parents. Being a rebel during our teenage years should have taught us one thing, you will never be able to please everyone. You go out on your own way just to prove to yourself and to others that you can do it on your own. Although the teenage years are the stepping stone for this, the years before you hit the age of 30 are the best years to accept the fact that you cannot please every single person in this world.

You will always encounter people who have different opinions and ideas aside from yours. So, you will need to either bow down and accept humility and defeat or you find someplace else where your ideas are accepted.

Learn to say no to things and people that you are not comfortable with. It gives you a sense of control with yourself that you are able to give yourself the respect you deserve.

3. Health Is Wealth

Health is an invaluable resource. Always appreciate, nurture, and protect it. Young people always unappreciated their health. By the time you reach the age of 30, your health is dwindling and your body can no longer keep up with activities that you usually enjoy when you were younger.

Be healthy in your younger years and you will continue to enjoy doing what you really want to do even when you are way passed the age of 40.

4. You Don’t Always Get What You Want

No matter how careful you are at planning everything, there will always come a time that things just do not work out. We all have expectations that we would like to meet but there will always be instances that these expectations are not met. When we were younger, when these goals or expectations are not met we easily throw hissy fits at our parents in hopes that they can get us what we want. By the time you hit the age of 20, you will soon discover that you don’t always get what you want but you still try to pursue it anyway. By 30, hopefully, you have realized that not everything is destined to be yours. Cherish the things that you have right now and let go of the things that obviously are not meant for you.

The same goes for your views. Not everything is all about you. It is very difficult for someone to realize that you are not the center of the universe.

The world does not revolve around you. Instead, you revolve around the world. The world changes you and you need to change to fit in. It pays to have a good amount of attention to what is happening around you than focusing on yourself.

5. Don’t Take Anything for Granted

As the saying goes, we don’t know what we truly got until it is gone. This includes our health, family, wealth, and integrity. Never underestimate the things that you have right now for these things can be gone the next day or the next hour. When you are young, you always think that your parents will always be there for you when you have problems. By the time you reach the age of maturity, you will have to go on living on your own and expect that you deal with them on your own. Learn from what your parents have told you as they come from experiences.

Nothing in our lives is guaranteed to be present tomorrow. Appreciate the things that are there right in front of you this very moment. Smell the fresh morning air. Laugh at the many times you accidentally made a fool out of yourself. Appreciate the friend you had for so many years. Thank your parents for being alive and well today. Be thankful for everything that you have right now.

Life is a very hard lesson to learn. It takes years and years of experience in order to be a master. Sometimes, it takes an entire lifetime for someone to be able to realize that there are things that they regret not doing in their early years that they wish they had done before. Do not let yourself be that person. Enjoy your life.

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