The next person who claims your twenties is the best time of your life is gonna get a head-butt. Ok maybe I am exaggerating a little. Being 20 is awesome. Still, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. It’s also fear, delusion, hope, disappointment, doubt and all these feelings of being in between places. In this hazy time, it’s nice to get a little guidance. I decided to seek it from inspiring people. I asked seven of them one question:
If you could give one piece of advice to your 20-year-old self, what would it be?
Here are their answers.
Gabrielle Bernstein is a motivational speaker, life coach and author. She has written three books. She teaches a practical application of A Course In Miracles’ principles emphasising self-love, forgiveness and a holistic approach to spirituality. In 2009, Bernstein was featured in the New York Times as a “guru” for the next generation.
« I would tell my 20 year old self to see all obstacles as opportunities to grow and shine. »
Elizabeth Gilbert is an American author, essayist and novelist who is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has of December 2010 spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, and was also made into a film by the same name in 2010.
“STAY AWAY FROM ROMANTIC ENTANGLEMENTS WITH ALL THE BOYS.”
Kathryn Budig is an American yoga teacher. She authored the book The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga and writes regularly for publications including The Huffington Post and Yahoo! Shine. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga Journal and Yoga International, amongst others, and is a contributing editor for Women’s Health Magazine.
“It keeps getting better and opportunity continues to arise when you apply yourself. There’s no rush. »
James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and and bestselling author. He has founded or cofounded over 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr and claims to have failed at 17 of them.He has published 11 books, and is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times, TheStreet.com, Thought Catalog, and The Huffington Post.
“Don’t be fooled by everyone else’s goals, including your own.”
Mastin Kipp is a 28 year-old entrepreneur and writer from Los Angeles, CA. He is the founder of TheDailyLove.com which is a website, daily email and Twitter account that’s merging pop culture with inspiration. The Daily Love inspires almost 500,000 people a day.His goal is to bring practical and ancient wisdom to the forefront of people’s daily lives.
“It’s going to get messy. Let it and enjoy the ride.”
Rachel P. Goldstein is the founder and CEO of Agent Of Change. Her passion is to make a difference in people’s lives with the events she produces, strategic marketing campaigns she launches and projects she manages. She has worked with extraordinary people making real impacts on today’s culture in wellness, peace initiatives, women’s rights, education, philanthropy and entertainment.
“Start every single day with yoga.”
The last person I asked gave me this answer:
“Don’t piss off your parents.”
The last person I asked was my mum. I think this was meant to be funny.
Biographies are from wikipedia or personal websites and I found all images on Google.