By the time I turned thirty, I was married, with one child and one on the way, owned a house and had my dream job! So I do not have any regrets. Why am I writing this article? As I become older, I reflect on my life and what if anything I would do differently.
I wish I would have spent more time thinking, investigating and pursuing my career goals. Since I am in my seventh career, the additional time and effort may have saved me some time. Would it change my choices? No! Maybe it would have made me more committed to my choices! I definitely would have traveled more before we had children. The easiest and perhaps the best time to travel internationally is when you are single or as a couple (no kids). Too bad there was not enough spare money to do that! Maybe I should have taken advantage of the junior year abroad in college. My third wish was to become more physically fit. I made it a priority when I turned thirty-one, but it was easier when I was younger. If you look healthy and fit, it improves your confidence and self esteem. I definitely wished I bought a real sports car. I did get a junior version of a 240 Z, but it was not the same! I was practical versus giving in to my desires. My last wish was working on goals and a plan to achieve them. I did not get serious about that until I was thirty-one years old. Maybe I would have been further along achieving my goals sooner. I will never know!
What are the things you want to achieve or wish you did before a certain age? If you become focused early, you can do anything. I do not have any regrets, because you are an accumulation of your experiences. As I get older, I realize time goes very fast and if you do not think about what you are doing or not doing, you will end up old and not accomplishing what you wanted to do. This is intended to make you think about your future rather than my past. Good luck! If you like this article, please subscribe.
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