Success is not a sprint, it's an Ironman marathon, and our 20s aren't really about running the actual race. No, our 20s are simply about building our endurance so that we can run the race in the future. If you take one step towards your dream today, you are a success.
I thought I was great. I thought I was awesome. I thought I was special. Little did I know I was in for a wake up call that was going to rock my little universe. That wake up call being the real world.
Now I'm not saying I want to go back to the days of weekday drunken debauchery and writing papers an hour before they're due... but now that I'm in my mid-20s I realize there were a few things that I took for granted in college.
After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.
Continuing in last year's tradition, here are seven amazing young entrepreneurs who are following their dreams in the fields of fashion, media and entertainment, personal and professional development, philanthropy, and fitness.
Grad school doesn't always give you a better idea of what to do. Sure, you'll get to know a field of research better. But, unless you have a fire in your belly about what you want to study, real work experience will provide invaluable answers to life's more relevant questions.
We are constantly surrounded by the happenings of the world in a way that no other generation has been. Unfortunately, this means that the tragedies of the day are more visible than ever. But so are the triumphs.
When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.
Carl Sagan said, "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. And we must always be careful we don't "prune back our dreams" because we may wait for a better time or when we have more money or when we are older.