Are You 30 or Older? It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Life

Our late teens and 20s are a time of exploration and discovery. I believe that our entire lives are a time of expiration and discovery, but once we hit our 30s, the way in which we approach life shifts. Many of us have families. Responsibilities. People and things to protect. 

With that in mind, here are 10 things that I believe you should never do once you’ve hit your 30s. 

Learn How to Effectively Use Social Media to Promote Your Brand

Think about how you engage with social media. Are you using it to simply share memes and endlessly scroll without getting any tangible value out of it? Then you’re doing it wrong! 

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool, and within it, you can not only promote your personal (and professional) brand, but you can also use it to build an audience and engage with people who have achieved a level of success that you aspire to. 

Don’t treat it as a passive entertainment experience. Make social media a vehicle for your ongoing success. 

Invest In Yourself

You have an entire lifetime to build an empire, but what are you doing to make that dream a reality? 

It’s essential that you invest in yourself — in terms of what you read, who you spend your time with, what you think and talk about — in order to incrementally succeed every day. 

Every achievement builds on the last, and the way you spend your time, money, and energy should go directly into transforming your dreams into reality. 

Stop Neglecting Your Health

By the time we’re in our 30s, we should have a handle on our physical health. 

But even though we should, not everyone does. Our diet, sleep habits, and commitment to exercise are essential to our overall well-being. 

The discipline can be hard, but the formula is simple: Start moving your body. Lift heavy weights. Get rest. Eat wholesome foods. Feed your mind with knowledge. Everything will change for the better once you accept this. 

Stop Being a Sheep

Why do you need to do what everyone else does? What are you trying to keep up with? How do their habits help you achieve your goals? They don’t!

Following others for the sake of following will have a negative effect on your self-worth, your health, and your income. If these friends can’t accept that you like to spend your time in other ways and on different things, then they’re really not friends at all. Find better people to surround yourself with. 

Stop Playing The Victim

By the time you’ve reached your 30s, it is your responsibility as an adult to learn how to deal with your adolescent traumas. 

The only way to move forward is to deal with the past. How can you heal? How can you be better? 

Once you’re able to let go, move on and move up, you’re going to be so much more successful in your life. 

Stop Waiting for the Right Time

Do you really want to know when the right time is? I’ll tell you. The right time is now. It’s right now. 

The harsh reality is that every little thing you’re waiting to fall into place will never happen. In fact, new things will come into your life that will cause new disruptions and distractions. That’s how life goes. 

I think that you already know this, but you just might be using them as excuses because going after your goals is scary. I get it. I’ve been there, too. Lean into your fear. Make the big leap. Soon enough, day-by-day, you’ll get closer to what you actually want. 

Stop Taking Criticism so Personally

Odds are, you don’t like some of the advice that I’m giving you right now. Some of it might hit a little too close to home, but remember this one thing: I don’t know you. This isn’t personal. So you have to stop taking my critical feedback so personally. You need to stop taking everyone’s criticism so personally. 

When it comes to taking critical feedback, I believe that you have two important options: 

1) You accept that this person knows what they’re talking about, so you take their criticism as the gift that it is, or 2) You move forward with the understanding that this person offering criticism doesn’t know what they’re talking about, so you move forward with the motivation of proving them wrong. 

That’s it. Either way, it’s fuel. Just make sure you’re putting it in the right tank. 

Stop Depending on Others

A long time ago, a mentor of mine helped me understand something that had a profound impact on my life. What they told me was this: No one is thinking about you. 

They’re not. At least not in the way you think they might be. Everyone is in their own head, living their own lives and looking at things from their own perspective. They’re not here to save you. 

There are plenty of people out there who love you and care about you, but at the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself. Act accordingly. 

Stop Lying to Yourself

No lies are more destructive than the ones we tell ourselves. Only true change can occur when we’re honest with ourselves about who we really are, what we really want and the things that we’re doing that are standing in the way of us achieving our goals. 

Want to get in shape? Stop telling yourself that you deserve a treat and will get started tomorrow. Want to learn a new skill? Find some courses, find a mentor, and start learning. Now. 

Tomorrow never comes. Stop telling yourself fairy tales when only discipline will do. 

Stop Fearing Rejection

There’s nothing more instructive than failure. Failing means that you’re trying new things. Being rejected means that you tried. 

What did you learn from those experiences? What can you do next time? Never failing and never being rejected only means that you’re just doing the same things you always have. 

Get over your fear of rejection and put yourself out there. This is where life gets interesting.

I want to hear from you. I want you to achieve your goals. Let’s make that happen!

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