As someone who doesn’t enjoy lectures, I’ve never been one to watch TED talks, but when someone forwarded me Meg Jay’s discussion “Why 30 is not the new 20”, I was riveted. Check it out below if you haven’t seen it!
One of my greatest struggles in being a recent college grad is trying to find “my place”. I’ve kept putting off making important decisions, especially in my career, thinking that I have plenty of time to figure it all out. But as Meg Jay eloquently points out, I shouldn’t take this time for granted. I have the chance to make choices that will have exponential impact.
Rather than being overwhelmed by the choices and challenges I have to face, I need to have the courage to go after what I want. Rather than overanalyze everything that could go wrong, I need to take a leap of faith and try something new. Rather than blowing off networking as something I don’t need to bother with, I need to build the relationships that will position me to succeed, not hold me back.
To all my fellow twenty-somethings: what are you going to do to make sure your twenties matter?
As Meg Jay signed off with, “You’re deciding your life right now” – Go for it!
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