5 advices I wish someone gave me when I was 18



Oftentimes, we wish we could go back in time and give our 18-year-old self some life-changing advices. Don’t we? I know I do. I would have done so much better had I been given guidance and advices relating to career, relationship, skill development, time management etc. etc. and so on.

So, in this article, I’m going to discuss 5 advices that you can give to your younger ones to help them shape their lives in a better way. This can also work as a check for your own self if you wish to see how far you’ve come and what you are missing out on.

  • Find out what you love doing and make it your career. This is the most important career advice you can give to someone so that they don’t base their career choice on other people’s recommendations and likings. Your career should be based on something you are passionate about so that you don’t get bored or tired by pursuing it for the rest of your life.
  • Make as many mistakes as you can without any fear or hesitation. The one thing that I was the most afraid of when I was younger was making mistakes. This is because the society starts looking down at you as if you are a failure. This, however, is the wrong perception. Mistakes are a sign that you are trying new things in your life. Mistakes always have a lesson to offer which adds to your wisdom and experience. So, keep making mistakes and keep learning along your journey.
  • Don’t worry about what others think about you. Back when I was a teen, I was so much concerned about other people’s opinion of me. After these many years, I am hardly in touch with one or two people from my school. The people whose opinions mattered to me so much, are no longer a part of my life. Don’t let other’s opinions influence you. Most people don’t even know what they think about themselves. Live your life by your own terms.
  • Be kind, respectful and grateful. As teens, we used to live in our own world, making fun of people around, disrespecting elders, having unnecessary arguments and fights arrogant, inconsiderate and took things/people for granted. Be kind always. Respect and gratitude go a long way. What goes around comes around. So, make sure you give out positivity.

Grab opportunities with both your hands and embrace change. We miss out on newer opportunities because we loathe change. Opportunities require us to embrace the change by moving out of our comfort zone. We don’t want to leave our comfort zone because that requires us to push our limits. The comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing actually grows there. Whatever you want to achieve in life is just one-step outside the comfort zone. Don’t hesitate, catch all the opportunities you can!