“30 is not the new 20” and reasons to live intentionally.

The TED Talk that I think every one of my 20-something friends should sit down and watch. Right now.

“Twenty-something’s are like airplanes just leaving LAX, bound for somewhere west. Right after take-off, a slight change in course is the difference between landing in Alaska or Fiji. Likewise, at 21 or 25 or even 29, one good conversation, one good break, one good TED Talk can have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come….Thirty is not the new twenty so claim your adulthood, get some identity capital, use your weak ties, pick your family. Don’t be defined by what you didn’t know or didn’t do. You’re deciding your life right now.” – Meg Jay

Add “The Defining Decade”to the reading list because this TED Talk, “Why 30 is not the new 20,” by Meg Jay is one of the most relevant and best I have heard yet.

While this philosophy is part of the idea behind my 25 by 25 List, I’m just as guilty as so many of my 20-something counterparts who are living life a little to the whim. It’s time to live life intentionally. Make goals. Work forward. Don’t wait until 2018.

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