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What I Wish I Knew At Age 30

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 30. If it's good advice, hit the upvote button. The number next to it indicates the age the author wrote it at. Feel like there's something missing? Add a new message!



Hey 30 year old, Remember that your 30's can be the best years of your life so be grateful and make the most of it. Your parents are likely still healthy, you're done with school, your career is going in the right direction, and your body doesn't ache yet
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Hey 30 year old, motivation won't cut it, develop discipline
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Hey 30 year old, you know that relationship you have right now? Work on it! Be open and honest with her. Like really open and honest, about everything. Kinks, shame, sins, wishes, doubts, don't let it pile up until you are 40, or your relationship will fail.
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Hey 30 year old, Start taking care of yourself, you are at the point where bad habits start to calcify in your body.
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Hey 30 year old, Do you really need to be the youngest partner/managing-director/leader at the firm? You can wait three or five more years, but finding love is a lot more uncertain and cannot be neglected.
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Hey 30 year old, Take note of the people that begin judging you like a cake that just came out of the oven, like 30 is some magical number of completion, and DELETE.
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Hey 30 year old, save your money
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Hey 30 year old, Listen to audiobooks of all those big intimidating works that scared you off as a kid. War and Peace is worth every hour.
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Hey 30 year old, You will never look better than in your 30s, enjoy it. If you have a career you like, start pushing yourself to advance. If you haven't found the right career, still plenty of time. If you're married and are thinking about kids, do it now, don't wait
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Hey 30 year old, If you haven't already, start saving for retirement. If your job has a matching plan, max it out. If not, open a 401k and direct deposit to it. It can be 20 bucks a month, just do it. I'm serious.
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Hey 30 year old, You're not too late to start learning something new. We can always grow to be better at anything. Talent just measures how easy it is for something new to stick but without effort, talent doesn't generate skill. And success is skill times effort.
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Hey 30 year old, maintain your relationships. You might be adventurous enough to want to move your career to a new country. Or focused enough to bury your head in your work. But remember to put down roots.
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