Mistakes people make in their twenties

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[vimeo id="100988669"] I have the privilege to work with a lot of people who are currently navigating their twenties. Whether they’re students or young coworkers, they make up a good portion of my work environment – I love it.  It’s always great to connect with them and hear about their lives and give advice whenever I can. I came across an article that gives some great advice to the twentysomethings. It talked about the mistakes that people tend to make in their twenties. I want to share a few of them with you today.

First mistake, not saving money. Granted that starting out on your own during and after college is tough. The harsh reality hits that, we don’t start at the CEO level with our Bachelor’s degree, usually, and we start at the bottom of the food chain. Even though your salary might not be very much, if you discipline yourself to saving money on a weekly or monthly basis, you will not regret it. The article says that people who put $100/month into a Roth IRA, and don’t touch it, will be multi-millionaires by the time they retire. So start saving now.

Second mistake, not being a good steward of what you have. I can’t tell you how many iPhones some students go through in a fairly short period of time. Learn to take care of the things you have now. Get the oil changed in your car, don’t over wash your clothes and, my goodness, buy a good iPhone case – this way at least you’ll spend less on buying new phones. But the lesson is to be a good steward of what you have. God loves stewardship. He reminds us that those who are faithful with little, will be entrusted with much more. So be a good steward.

Third mistake, rushing into relationships too quickly. Love – in terms of romantic relationships is an important part of life. It’s something God definitely created for us to enjoy, but with one person in particular. Don’t be too quick to fall in love, but use wisdom in making good relationship decisions. Take your time with getting to know people, and don’t commit right away. We need to control our emotions so pray, seek God, and ask for advice from the people you trust. This will help guard your heart and keep you from bad relationships.

Fourth mistake, thinking that the world revolves around you. News flash! It doesn’t revolve around us. I think that in our twenties we can become overly focused on ourselves and often leave others on the wayside. The lesson here is to learn to put others before yourself and invest in real authentic relationships that are not there to serve you, but you’re there to serve them. We should learn to understand that friendships are two-way streets. They need to be cultivated over time. So be patient and put others before yourself.

Thanks for checking out my blog today! I hope you were encouraged by these thoughts. If you would like to add some ideas to this list, please feel free to do so. You can respond below. Hope you have an awesome day today!