22 Things I Learned Before Turning 22

22 Things I Learned Before I Turned 22

1.) If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

2.) Everything is as it should be now and only later in life may you find strength to connect the dots.

3.) Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as often as you can.

4.) Remain loyal to your parents. They love you and deserve your attention.

5.) Use your money for experiences, not things.

5.) Hard work doesn’t always equal success right away. It takes time. A lot of time.

6.) Coffee first thing in the morning. ALWAYS.

7.) The relationship you have with your significant other mustn’t be half-assed. Love them with everything you’ve got. They should be your world.

8.) Shut the hell up and stay humble.

9.) You’re never going to “feel like it”.

10.) You could be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there will still be somebody out there that doesn’t like peaches.

11.) The people in your life are more important than anything else in the world. Make them your top priority.

12.) Complaining about your situation will only make the situation worse.

13.) Purchase with intention. Don’t crowd your closets with unnecessary, cheap goods.

14.) Quit spending so much time on social media. Your time and energy will be better served elsewhere.

15.) Drink a lot of water. A lot.

16.) Stop feeling sorry for yourself. It isn’t a good look on anyone.

17.) Stop ordering lavosh pizzas at restaurants. They’re never good.

18.) Continue to stride with a brilliant work ethic. It always pays off.

19.) Stay true to your word. All a man has is his word.

20.) Never, ever, ever, ever give up on your goals. If you believe in something so strongly, it will happen.

21.) Laugh at everything, smile at everyone.

22.) Appropriately responding to rejection and failure will bring peace. The importance of knowing how to handle negative situations will remain invaluable. Honor that.