Mr. Altucher’s post / guide about maximizing one’s 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and even 50’s is worth a read:
His TL;DR for 20’s:
I wish I had just done this: pick three to five things and do them over and over. Only pick things you wouldn’t mind doing over and over. Don’t push for any one outcome. Just do things over and over with no expectation.
His TL;DR for 30’s:
If you hung out with good people, and did things that created value for others, and diversified the things you did, then ONE thing will work out. Sometimes two.
His TL;DR for 40’s:
In my twenties I thought I knew what I was doing.
In my thirties I would do anything to make money.
In my forties I only do what I love doing.
You find what you love by going back to what you loved in your twenties and keeping expectations low.
His TL;DR for 50’s:
The fifties. Come back in two years.
This post gave me pause because I’ve realized, even in my early 30’s, that I have so much more to learn and so many opportunities to not entirely screw up… I need more wisdom, more discernment, and I need to surround myself with even smarter, more wiser folks.
That’ll give me the best chance to not entirely waste my life. Let’s get to it.