It's pretty amazing, it seems like not very long ago, I was turning 20 years old. I would be getting ready for my second season as a Collegiate Football Athlete, figuring out the College Life, conceptualizing what I really wanted out of life, and what I would possibly do once my playing days were over.
Today, I'm the owner of a Private Training Facility, I own my own Supplement Line, I own and rent real estate, I'm happily married to the love of my life Kelly, and she gave birth to our amazing son Levi!
July 23rd 2018, I will be turning 30...
As I look back over my 20's, I can't grasp how much and fast life has changed. I'm very thankful that I feel like I was able to accomplish a lot in this period of my life while still experiencing a lot that life has to offer. I know that in your 20's, especially in today's current culture, things can be tough and confusing for us to figure out. There's a lot to think about and moves to be made. You might be asking yourself, "Am I where I'm suppose to be?", "Did I make the right career choice?"," Should I be making more money?"," Should I be married by now?"... And the list can go on and on. It's easy to get caught up and compare our lives to everyone else's.
Well, I now can basically say I've lived it (my 20's). I've learned a lot on the fly while figuring out how to run a business and navigating through this thing called life. I've made just as many mistakes as I have had successes, if not more. I've felt completely lost at times, and I've also felt like I was on top of the world!
This isn't me saying, do what I did in my 20's, I have the blueprint for you. This is based from my experiences of what I have come to realize to be true as a man days away from turning 30 years old. So I wanted to share this with you. Take from this what you will, especially if you find yourself in your 20's.
Trust me, I've realized way more than 20 things. This list isn't the most important things I'd say, nor in order of importance, but just 20 of them that I think you may be relate to and help put things into perspective for yourself as you navigate through your 20's in this Lifestyle Blog Post for you!
1.) Hustle or Chill
2.) A Lot Changes In A Year
3.) Find Your Purpose
4.) Balance = Average
5.) Winners Win
6.) Few Actually Hustle
7.) You're Not Missing Out
8.) Find You, Before You Find Someone Else
9.) Marry Your Best Friend
10.) Having Kids Is The Best Thing In The World
11.) The World Doesn't Care If You Have A Family
12.) Misery Loves Company
13.) Real Problems Can't Be Calculated
14.) Be Open To The Universe
15.) People Accept The Judgement You Place On Yourself
16.) The More You Know, The More You Realize You Don't Know
17.) Be Comfortable Becoming Uncomfortable
18.) Morals Over Everything
19.) Keep Going
20.) Be A Genuine Person
Thank you for reading through this list. Like I said, this isn't everything that I've learned and realized, but these are the 20 Things that I wanted to share with you. I'm sitting here telling you that I have mastered these things myself. But they have helped me realize some concepts to get through my 20's and have given me a standard to work towards when building my character. When I'm struggling with something, I keep these things in my mind and rely on them for clarity and direction. Hopefully at least one of these will help give you some clarity and direction in an area that you may be struggling with today.
Until next time!
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Physical Prep Coach & Owner of Joel Younkins Training.