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I had a lot of things almost hit when I was in my mid twenties. Of course, at that age, I felt I was well into my prime, had been working for a long time (a mere three years out of college), and well within my right to expect huge success, any minute now. Today, I realize just how silly I was to think I’d been at it for a long time at age 25—that’s just one of the many ways my perspective on career has changed over time. I look back and realize not only is it totally appropriate that I didn’t have fame and huge financial success by age 25, but it’s also rather lucky. I’ve known several people who did hit it big when they were young and I can see how it was ultimately to the detriment of many. We’re still so naïve and malleable in our twenties, but if success finds us, we’re suddenly thrown into the limelight and spoon-fed opportunities we may not be ready for. Here is why being successful young can be a bad thing.


You don’t have your peeps

If you’re fresh out of college, then you don’t have your core crew yet. I’m talking about your friends who love you for the purest, simplest reasons—because of who you are in your heart. They’ll be there for you, regardless of outside or superficial circumstances. It takes well into our thirties to find that crew.

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