Your 30s Are Creeping Up On You. Are You As Successful As You Imagined You'd Be?

Here's what you should be doing right now to be successful before blowing those 30 candles.

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Your 30s Are Creeping Up On You. Are You As Successful As You Imagined You'd Be?

Most people wish to attain success at some point of their life: getting that fancy sports car, buying a house, achieving a promotion in your dream job, raising a family. No matter what success actually means to you, the key to being successful is time and a lot of dedication. Like, a LOT. It is advised to start working on your plans and goals at an early age because you have the time and the energy to put up with the many obstacles that come. And trust us, the road to success is not an easy one. Check out these 10 things you should be doing before you hit your 30s if you wish to be a successful person.

DON’T MAKE IT RAIN

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We all love a shopping spree once in awhile, but keeping your finances stable is probably the first step to being successful. Try to accumulate enough money for emergencies and avoid overspending or relying too much on credit cards.

FAIL IS THE NEW BIG

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Science has proven that trial and errors bring great discoveries. The same applies to your success: failing is part of it. Just learn how to fail faster so you can move on quicklier.

MR. ENTREPRENEUR

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Assume a business venture and take risks from it. Having your own line of work will teach you how to handle responsibilities and how to achieve what you really want in life: you are your own boss.

WE DON’T NEED NO AUTHORITY

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Don’t trust everything you are told about success. Allow yourself to rebel against authority and question everything: this will help you establish your true identity. After all, history has shown us that questioning authority can bare great fruit.

PUT IT IN YOUR AGENDA

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You might not have many appointments yet, but that’s no excuse not to own an agenda by now. Being organized with your schedule is a must to know how to make priorities fit your life.

PARTNER UP

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Acquiring powerful allies as they go is something most successful people do. Be open to doing people favors: they will get back to you when you most need them.

HANG IN THERE

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Just like failures, defeats are a common part of life. Being persistent is another key to success: take time to discover how to get out of a bad situation rather than spend time moaning about it.

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

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Successful people are always looking to improve themselves. Accepting yourself for who you are and for the flaws you have is OK, just keep in mind that there’s always room for a better you.

PLAN. PLAN. PLAN.

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It’s great to rely on a leap of faith, but successful people don’t really improvise. Try to be resourceful and plan your moves carefully, the pros and the cons, and take time to make informed decisions and know your options.

BE RESPONSIVE

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Be like the “responsive design” philosophy and adapt to the circumstances. We don’t mean that you should agree to whatever comes to you; just learn how to use your experience to deal with situations life throws at you, in a survival-of-the-fittest kind of way.