Four Things Every 20 Year Old Should Know 二十岁的你,应该懂得四件事!

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yun—younger

Four Things Every 20 Year Old Should Know

I love talking to young people. In them, I see my younger self—passionate, competitive, full energy.
I was once as young as them. When I was their age, I was lucky enough to meet people who were willing to teach me valuable life lessons.

Did you know?

While it is never too late to start chasing your dreams, you should still be wary of all your life decisions. 80% of all major decisions in your life will be made before you are 35 years old.

The first ten years in your career will have a huge impact on your long term goals.

Furthermore, many people meet their life partners in their 20s. Our brain also ends its final stage of growth before we hit 30. As such, our youth is an important phase of personal development. You have to think hard about the kind of life you want to live at this age.

1.Learn from those who are better

It is important to surround yourself with the right company, since it will make you a better person. I once read an article on child growth that argues that human IQ can be improved. It also says that hanging around intelligent people can really rub off on you too. This is easy to prove: just look at the company that great people surround themselves with.

If you are already intelligent, it does not mean you should stay stagnant. I suggest you participate in activities, conferences, and get to know people from different fields. Keep learning!

2. Even geniuses need to work hard

Success does not come by chance for most people. Just look at how much work people like Bill Gates, Mozart, and Thomas Edison had to put in to achieve what they did.

If you want to be the best, you need to know what to prioritise. Give up things that do not help you. For example, if you want to be a great salesperson, than the most important thing is to develop relationships. If you spend most of your time replying emails, you would not be able to progress fast enough.

3. Learning is a life-long process

I have previously introduced the reading list of people such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Successful people do not stop learning.

A leading research has found that 42% of university graduates stop reading books after they graduate. Therefore, just by reading, you would have already surpassed many of your peers. With the knowledge you have, your brain will be much more able to organise knowledge. Always remember this: never stop improving, because others are not stopping either.

4. Be happy with being yourself

Too many youngsters pick their career paths based on how much money they can make. Have you ever thought of how much this could limit your life?

Steve Jobs once said: your work will take up the biggest chunk of your life. The only way you can be truly happy is to do things that you think are great. The only way to do great things, is by doing things you love. If you have not find it, keep looking.

I agree with Jobs. Young people should pursue what they love, so life can be much more meaningful. If you haven’t found your passion, don’t worry. Keep looking, and you will find it eventually.

二十岁的你,应该懂得四件事!

我本身非常喜欢跟小辈聊天,在他们的身上我看见当年的自己——年轻的热情、好不服输的心,还有那股为了梦想拼命的干劲!

我曾经走过二十岁的年纪,我感激自己在二十岁的年纪,遇上许多愿意给我指点的前辈,让我在追梦的年纪,学到最好的人生观。

年轻人,你知道吗?

虽然追梦永远不嫌晚,但是我们仍然应该谨慎看待人生的每个决定。百分之八十关于人生的重要决定,都发生在三十五岁之前。

开始工作之后的十年,可能会对于我们将来的事业发展和财富累积有重要的影响。

此外,也有一半的人在二十几岁时就认识自己将来的结婚对象,而大脑在我们三十岁前会完成最后一次的生长,因此,二十岁是一个重要的人格养成阶段,将来你想要过哪种生活,从现在开始就必须正确教育自己的心态。

1.尽量向优秀的人学习

选择与优秀的人相处很重要,因为长期相处下,你将会变得更好!我曾经在某商业周刊阅读过一个数据,儿童心理发展研究证实,人类的智商是可以改善的,也就是说不够聪明的人若长期与聪明又优秀相处的话,那么此人就有机会变聪明。其实要证明这一点很简单,许多成功人士身旁的朋友大多很优秀。

若你已是很聪明的人,不代表你可以原地踏步,不求进步,还是建议你多参加一些活动、讲座,认识不同领域的人,积极在其他人的身上学习!

2. 天才也需要努力!

世界上许多伟人的成功都不是偶然的,除了绝佳的天分之外,还有百分百的领域,例如天电脑天才也是世界首富比尔盖兹(Bill Gates)、音乐神童莫扎特( Mozart)、发明家爱迪生(Thomas Edison)等,都是最好的例子!

年轻人,若你想要在所选中的领域成为最优秀的人,你绝对要懂得取舍,放弃一些对你成功毫无帮助的事情。例如,想要成为一位超级业务员,最重要的事情绝对是经营好人际关系,若长时间将精力浪费在开会或回复邮件等事情,对你是毫不帮助的,好好想想吧!

3. 充实自我是一生的功课

早前我曾经向各位读者介绍了比尔盖兹、佐克伯(Mark Zuckerberg)等成功人士的阅读清单,从此事就可以见,成功人士并不会因为自己站得比别人好而停止阅读、停止学习。

一项权威研究显示,有大约42%的大学生,在毕业后不再阅读任何书籍,所以只要你持续阅读,就可以大幅超越其他人。一旦你累积了大量阅读的能力之后,你的大脑会开始拥有组织知识的能力,这个能力能够帮你筛选有用的知识,帮助你做知识管理。成功永远不嫌晚,持续学习,你也可以成为更好或更聪明的人。

千万要记得,别因为攀上了成功的高峰就放弃自我增值,须知,人才总在辈出,若你停止学习,别人将轻易的超越你

4. 做自己喜欢做的事最幸福

许多年轻人在选择工作时都会以“钱多事少”作为标准,但你有没有想过,这样的选择其实是框架了你的人生?

贾伯斯(Steven Paul Jobs)曾说过:“你的工作会填满你大部分的人生,能真正感到满足的方法,就是去做你认为伟大的事情。要做出伟大的事,唯一方法就是做你爱做的事。如果你还没找到这件事,那你应该继续找。”

我非常认同贾伯斯的话,年轻人应该追求自己喜欢的事情并拼尽权利去实现,那么你的人生家会变得更有价值。若你还没找到自己的热情所在,千万别气馁,只要你持续的寻找,我深信,你将会找到一个属于自己的的天空!

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