I'm not trying to be a "Debbie Downer" but I do think many of us need a reality check. Below is an article I came across by Jarrid Wilson that made some pretty valid points. Click the link at the bottom to view the entire article.
20 Things People Over 20 Should Stop Doing - Jarrid Wilson — December 30, 2013
Here are 20 things people over 20 should stop doing. And believe me, I’ve been guilty of most of them.
1. Playing video games instead of looking for a job. - Sure, they’re fun. But those games can sure take up a lot of valuable time spent on more important areas of life.
2. Spending money you don’t have. - Credit cards may seem like an easy way to pay for things, but in the long run they could really hurt you if not properly used. Stick to cash, debit, or checks. This may seem old-school, but they will definitely help you manage your money.
4. Only going to ...
5. Citing “-Google” ...
6. Thinking you know it all. - Nobody want’s to spend time around a know-it-all. Walk in a posture of learning, and embrace every opportunity to gain new knowledge and wisdom.
7. Dating with no vision. - You’re confusing your heart and hurting the hearts of others.
8. Demanding respect before you’ve earned it. - Don’t get prideful. Learn to scrub the floors before you ask to manage the building.
9. Waiting until you’re done with school...
10. Getting into arguments over social-media. - No body wants to see your drama on their news feed. Keep it to yourself and the people involved. Handle each situation in a mature and honorable manner.
11. Blaming others for your own mistakes. - Drop your pride. Accept your failures. Learn from your mistakes. You will learn a lot from the process.
12. Relying on your mother and father to always bail you out of trouble. - Learn to take care of yourself instead of always relying on your mother and father. They aren’t always going to be around to help you.
13. Calling off work for no reason. - You aren’t doing anyone a favor by calling off. Learn to be responsible, and value that job someone else in the world wishes they had.
14. Ignoring wisdom...
15. Thinking minimum wage is worse than no job at all. - Don’t believe the lie that money is everything. Any job is a good start. Give your full attention to any job, no matter the pay.
16. Pretending like you didn’t know any better. - Purposeful ignorance will only get you so far. Own up to your mistakes and take each failure as an opportunity to learn.
17. Using the excuse, ...
18. Living in the moment, instead of planning for the future. - Be diligent and plan for the future. Give yourself some goals, dreams, and future aspirations. Give yourself something to wake up for in the morning.
19. Giving up before you start. Stop making excuses. - Excuses won’t get you anywhere. Better to try and fail then to regret never trying. At least you will learn something.
20. Being Passive - If you don’t stand for something, you’ll eventually fall for anything.
No one is perfect, and these points are all things I myself have once struggled with or been witness of.- Jarrid Wilson
CLICK HERE to read the whole article at Jarrid Wilson's website.
God’s plan for you is beautiful and simple. He wants you to have joy and to become more like Him.That doesn’t mean He expects you to be perfect. He knows you won’t be. But He does expect that while you’re here on earth you try to the best of your ability to be more like Him and that you learn and grow from your mistakes. Each time you make a poor choice with painful consequences, that decision leads to unhappiness—sometimes immediately, sometimes much later. Likewise, choosing good eventually leads to happiness and helps you become more like Heavenly Father.