Navigating the Push and Pull: Three Gifts for a 20-Something

1. If you push and they pull, don’t keep pushing. It will not end up well.

2. Attacking doesn’t get you anywhere. If you want people to listen to your point of view and possibly hear something they will make them change their mind, establishing rapport will work better than antagonism. Or as they say, honey trumps vinegar.

3. When you find a weakness in yourself, confront it head on. Don’t procrastinate or turn a blind eye. If you are recognizing it, it is probably holding you back from somewhere you want to go. Figure out how to focus on it whether a class or training or therapy, and get going.

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here 40-somethings share three wishes to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for them (not their parents, friends, teachers or society). No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. 

If you would like to submit your three gifts, use the share/ ask / submit link!


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