Friday, June 09, 2017
BJC | If you could go back in time and give professional advice to your 20-year-old self, what words of wisdom would you share?
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6/9/2017 3:04 PM
Study hard and secure your future.
6/9/2017 3:09 PM
You don't owe anyone anything. You only have one life. Don't live it being worried about what people think of you. Also, go to college and travel while you're still young.
6/9/2017 3:14 PM
Take time to really explore your true passions, interests and talents. Do not choose a major or career without knowing about the work environment. Talk to lots of people about their careers, education and background. People love to share their story. Remember to remain true to who you are and what you care about and follow your path and it will lead you where you need to go.
6/9/2017 3:49 PM
Follow your heart. Don't let the world persuade you into which major you choose, where you work or live or when you get married or have children. Most important, always strive to keep a healthy work/life balance and keep the people that are most important to you and your passions a priority. This will make you a happier and more productive employee!
6/9/2017 4:43 PM
Go to nursing school and start saving for your future. It is fun to spend money in your twenties but in your thirties and beyond you're going to really need that money.
6/9/2017 5:29 PM
Buy Apple stock!!
6/10/2017 1:40 PM
You made the right choice. The road you will travel will be promising, learn credit / debt and finances, start saving and invest in that 401K today!! Travel, don't rush life, your body is perfect!!
6/11/2017 2:15 AM
Always follow your heart. Don't settle and shelve your dreams because you feel obligated to someone and are afraid of what they'll think of you.
P.S.(Always, always push the red button)
6/12/2017 12:36 AM
GO TO COLLEGE!! Love will wait for you if it's the real thing. Get a proper degree that will make you money. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up.
6/12/2017 3:21 AM
Stop eating so much pizza!!! >:(
6/16/2017 3:03 AM
6/12/2017 5:36 AM
Don't live your life for someone else. Live to be the best person that makes you happy.
6/12/2017 8:40 AM
Life is about relationships. Don't waste your time on selfish, opportunistic people. Travel and educate yourself. College is about learning all you can while in a diverse and sometimes emotionally chaotic atmosphere of other hormone crazed young people. Learn how to navigate the chaos without compromising yourself. Conquer fear and practice courage. Theatre is fun! Go out for the big parts. It's okay to fail, eventually you will succeed. Save early and often. College is doable, but choose which thing you really want to study and practice becoming excellent in that field. Despite anything anyone tells you, you can do more and be more than others think.
6/12/2017 8:54 AM
Dont marry that guy!! Love yourself first, think bigger, plan bigger then go for it!! When you are reaching for the stars, don't let anyone or anything hold you back!
6/12/2017 8:57 AM
There are a couple of good words of wisdom:
- "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." –William Shakespeare
- Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negative and if things don't work out ...take another shot!
Oh yeah... and buy as many shares in Berkshire Hathaway as you can and hold on to it at least until June 12 of 2017!!
6/12/2017 9:09 AM
Choose the hard road. Be uncomfortable. Don't take shortcuts.
6/12/2017 9:59 AM
Find your own truth. What other people think of you is none of your business.
6/12/2017 10:26 AM
Don't rush into marriage. Enjoy your 20's being single and finding out who you are.
6/12/2017 10:49 AM
Start your retirement plan now, no matter what you choose to do for a living.
6/12/2017 11:02 AM
In this competitive era of work, Education is the key. Have a degree. But don't set aside FUN. A good balance is healthy for you. Live life at it's own pace. Don't RUSH! Things will flow your way better if you give it time...Give your BEST in everything...Know that jealousy will never do you any good. Be happy for others and tell yourself to strive hard to achieve your GREATEST!...
6/12/2017 1:44 PM
God has a plan for your life. Keep Focused and stay on track with Nursing School. Know that whatever you want to do, you can do it! Don't get sidetracked with people who do not want to succeed or see you succeed in life!
6/12/2017 4:14 PM
STOP trying to take care of grown people who could care less about themselves! Finish getting your degree. Pay the interest on your student loans every month. FOCUS ON YOURSELF!
6/12/2017 4:19 PM
Think BIG! The only limits are the limits you set for yourself. Save money, travel, be flexible but NEVER settle. Be happy, learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others. Learn to dance in the rain.
6/13/2017 7:27 AM
Credit cards are not for every purchase!!!!!
6/13/2017 9:44 AM
Fewer videogames and step shows. More studying!
6/13/2017 11:09 AM
Go to college. Get a degree. Be nice to people on your way up the ladder of success because they are the same people that you meet on your way down.
6/13/2017 1:05 PM
Go ahead and ask her out...don't be shy!
6/13/2017 1:27 PM
Have a good relationship with god and don't date anyone until you accomplish your goals,know what you want to be and know when times get rough god is blocking you from the enemy to guide you in a better path.
Pay attention!! Trust in God he knows what is best.
6/13/2017 2:29 PM
Take the time to be with your elders. Love them. Enjoy them. Listen to their stories and memorize them, so that you can share those important times with the next generation.
It is never too early to start saving--even if it is just $1.00 per week! It will all add up before you know it.
6/13/2017 3:21 PM
You are going to meet lots of people who will be lifelong friends.
Save now - kids and a house are coming, and both are expensive!
Don't get that perm in your hair - you look ridiculous in future pictures.
6/13/2017 5:13 PM
Study hard in school, shadow different people in the profession you're interested in, and ask lots of questions! Education is key. Getting good grades in school will pay off big time in the future!
6/14/2017 8:13 AM
Live cheap and pay off debt first. No new car, no new house, get the monkey off your back.
6/15/2017 9:00 AM
Words to live by, for sure! My parents grew up during the Depression and they always said "never buy anything on credit, then no one can take anything away from you." If you can't pay cash, save for it till you can afford it.
6/14/2017 12:28 PM
Don't sweat the small stuff. Most things are small stuff.
6/14/2017 2:02 PM
Everything is going to be ok...you're going to have a good life!
6/14/2017 3:57 PM
Believe in God, listen to your parents, study hard and whatever your hands find to do, do it with the love of God!
6/14/2017 7:45 PM
Go to college first, get a good education in a field you will be happy working for a long time, save money for emergencies. Believe in God to help you through. Don't go deep in debt.
6/14/2017 8:13 PM
Sunscreen. And take care of your teeth... Eat right. Keep moving. Look up from that phone at the REAL world.
6/15/2017 7:31 AM
Stay in school! You're smarter than you think you are and can accomplish anything you put your mind to.
6/15/2017 8:14 AM
Dont have kids live your life first
6/15/2017 12:45 PM
Get a college degree now and don't wait 15 more years to go back to school. It'll be much harder then even though I know you think it's hard now
6/15/2017 2:37 PM
I wish I would have appreciated you more! I miss you!
6/15/2017 3:10 PM
Buy as much Amazon stock as you can afford and hold on to it until 2017
6/15/2017 4:20 PM
Spend more time loving people. Give more, take less. Spend less time judging and more time understanding. Appreciate all that you have and remember in this precious life we only have one chance to be all we can be. The most precious gift is what you can give of yourself to others. You replace the word HAVE with GET. (I get to go to the store, I get to make dinner for my family) be more thankful and complain less. Get thru the hard times and savor the good times. Neither will last forever.
6/15/2017 5:28 PM
Build a strong relationship with God. He will teach you how to have a principled love for all people and help you navigate through life and make good decisions. If by chance you make wrong decisions or the storms of life try to blow you away, He will give you the strength to stand strong and will see you through. He is the one you can always depend on.
6/16/2017 7:41 AM
Put family first. Children grow up too fast and you will never get those moments back. There is no such thing as company loyalty. It's your family that will always be there for you.
6/16/2017 8:37 AM
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE FOR ANY OF THESE COMMENTS!!!
I would have told myself this stuff and still not listen @ 20 years old.
Life is a learning experience, an adventure with bad and good. If you knew this, then what would life teach you.... Yes, all of the COMMENTS posted here.
Just live each day like it was your last!
6/16/2017 10:04 AM
You have a choice how everything affects you. Don't take everything so seriously. Have more confidence, work hard and enjoy the good in life. Don't be around negative people. Look around at the good on this earth and be thankful everyday. Hugs are wonderful and necessary!
6/16/2017 11:20 AM
Children should not be your number one priority. Your relationship with your spouse should be #1 !!! That's so important. You have to be happy and fulfilled before that can be passed on. Save, Save, Save. The dream house you purchase should not be your first house. Get yourself educated, work hard, travel, but live beneath your means. You will thank yourself later!
6/16/2017 1:19 PM
Ask yourself "Who Am I"?...write it down, be honest. List the Negatives as well as the Positives, (strengths / weakness,etc). No one is Perfect. You will gain confidence, insight and respect of yourself and others. A great help in navigating through the journey of life! "Know Who You Are,and to Whom you belong" !
6/16/2017 2:35 PM
View your health as an investment in your retirement. The sooner you start compounding healthy behaviors, the greater your return on investment will be.
Brian Louis Asinger
6/16/2017 5:58 PM
Don't marry that girl!!
6/16/2017 11:48 PM
to stop being so prideful because pride will get you no where?
6/19/2017 5:54 AM
Take a year off from school to figure out what you really want before you end up in debt with nothing to show for it.
6/21/2017 12:34 PM
Let your education be more important than anything else. There will be time for a love life later. Wait for love, don't be in a rush. Don't tolerate abuse of any kind.
6/21/2017 12:37 PM
Don't be afraid to put your trust in Jesus. He will never let you down. Be cautious of who you trust otherwise.