The importance and essence of the second decade of one’s life cannot be overemphasized. A careful look at the stages embedded in life will bring one to the realization of the fact that most of the defining moments of one’s life are conventionally expected to take place in one’s twenties, be it marriage, career choice, etc.
The idea of personal development as at that stage of life is very important as it will go a long way in influencing the quality of the important life decisions one will be making during this period and also help to develop the quality of your personality and enhance your interpersonal skills.
In this wise, there are six important areas of personal development that one must learn about in one’s twenties
Purpose and Career
One of the prime self-development facets anyone in their twenties must pay great attention to is the reason they want to keep living day to day.
This has to do with decisions on what one wants to do in his lifetime, from day to day, all year round. This however requires personal development due to the intense soul searching and the consideration of factors that leads to the making of this life-changing decision.
Discipline and Contentment
It is worthwhile and virtuous that a man develops himself to the point that he has been able to consistently maintain the pattern of self-conquest. Self-discipline is simply doing what has to be done, as when it is to be done, without considering the inconveniences attached. The ability to do what is appropriate and being able to stand by such a decision is called discipline, while contentment on the other hand is that mindset that focuses on the strengths and beauty in one’s possessions.
Logicality of Reasoning and Decisions:
Emotions are often a facade that must not be relied upon in making decisions, yet this seems to be the most obvious pointer of facts to us as human beings, which is inappropriate. A man must learn to assess the true state of things and arrive at decisions based on logic. Thus, the popular maxim which says “Learn to use your head, not your heart”
The heart is the hub of emotions while the head is that part that assesses the true state of things, think and analyses facts, and arrive at logical conclusions based on the considerations of appropriate factors which are necessary in such case. However, developing oneself to the point of not having regard for emotions, requires intense self-energy, focus, determination, and persistence.
Diligence and Enlightenment
One must learn to have a never say die spirit, intense persistence and determination, a spirit that is always ready to do all it takes to succeed. This is Diligence Enlightenment on the other hand involves doing all it takes to always update one’s mental arsenal at all times without fail. This is important as it is the energy that works to keep one’s determined spirit which seeks to do all that is required to succeed on the right path at all times. Else, much effort will be wasted without a meaningful result.
Relationships and Social Life
One of the greatest aspects of self-development anyone can ever attain is on one’s relations with people. Likewise, knowing the appropriate rules that surround it and abiding by it. The combination of the above stated is what makes people regard one as friendly. Chief of these rules is having the non-entitlement mentality, being of an open mind, and being in readiness at all times to make impacts and make meaningful contributions to the lives of others as much as the time is right and the chance is good.
This is one of the results those who are fully developed has to show, for all the years of toil that they have spent, developing themselves failing and rising again.
Financial Intelligence is a paramount benchmark for anyone in life, it involves knowing what is appropriate and doing it at all costs, it comes as a result of doing the right things in an absolutely and ridiculously appropriate way. Being content, being able to think with one’s head are other important mindsets as well.
To cap it all up, it should be noted that self-development works through the agency of mindsets. The evolution of one’s mindsets makes room for self-development as those mindset birth transformed actions, which go on to birth success in all one does.
Those mindsets themselves have been highlighted above in plain form. In life, obstacles abound. Having the right attitude towards life very much involves being of a persistent mind. A mind that doesn’t regard little and temporary failures but which forges ahead despite the fiercest of storms and challenges. This is the greatest phase in self-development.