I’m curious to see what you guys and gals have learned that made a difference in your life. School, work, relationships (platonic, romantic, family), and training are the main topics I can think of right now, but please add any good advice you’ve heeded and used to succeed or lessons you’ve learned the hard way.
A few of the things (I’m 20, hence the title of this thread lol) I’ve learned so far:
Get your work done as soon as possible, but don’t sacrifice quality for quantity or time unless you absolutely need to.
Work hard even when you think the boss isn’t around, because odds are he/she probably actually is. Most bosses are good at sneaking up on people.
Go out of your way to do nice things for everyone that you care about. Tell your friends and family you love them, especially your parents and grandparents.
For training, I haven’t learned much because I haven’t been lifting seriously for nearly as long as many of you, but understanding how important it is to eat large quantities of healthy food as often as possible is a major key. Learning how your body works, as well as knowing when to listen to your body and when not to listen to your body is a valuable skill that you can’t acquire unless you actively pay attention to personal trends.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. T Nation is a hotline to a bunch of people who are more experienced than I am, so things like this are very cool and interesting to me.
Edit: the best advice I’ve gotten is the classic Golden Rule. If you treat others as you would like to be treated, you benefit from it probably 70-80% of the time. Some people are dicks and don’t change how they treat you based on how you treat them, but most people are decent humans in my experience.