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5 Things Every 20-Something Needs To Know About Success

1. Fear is your enemy.

Specifically the fear of missing something. In many ways, each decision you make closes doors, but they also open different doors. You know what doesn't do anything for you? Standing still. Face it. You're going to have to make decisions, some of them will be tough, some of them will be wrong, but most of them will lead you in a direction you want to go. Take the plunge. Don't let fear stall you. Fear should fear you.

2. Drake is wrong. Make new friends.

Drake has somehow influenced a generation of young people to make "No New Friends," and it's just flat silly. Make new friends. Meet new people. Build new relationships. Build together, grow together, learn together, and dominate your young lives together. It's important to stay connected, and having friends and a large network is a great way to do that.

3. There's nothing wrong with failing.

As long as you learn from it.

4. Invest in yourself.

It's pretty well hammered into our heads that we have to invest. Invest in stocks, bonds, our retirement, 401k, Roth IRA - invest invest invest. But it's important to invest in yourself. Invest in yourself by reading for pleasure. Invest in yourself by working out. Invest in yourself by treating yourself. Invest in yourself by maintaining your health. You are the greatest investment you'll ever make.

5. Have a SOFU.

SOFU. It stands for Sense Of F*cking Urgency. You need to put in the time to master what it is that you want to do and make connections. You have to work hard. You've got to bleed and sweat and cry. You have to earn it. And the only thing that will hold you back is a lack of that SOFU. Have a SOFU. Live it. Breathe it. You'll achieve the greatness you want.

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