1. You start to see your dreams take shape.
I just read an article about people whose careers didn’t take off until after 30 that included Oprah and Gene Hackman, who was actually voted “Least Likely to Succeed” in an acting class at age 26, before snagging his first role 11 years later. Any dream worth having takes time, time that is usually spent grinding and doing the grunt work in your twenties. We all can’t be 25 sitting on 25 mil, but if all goes well, by thirty you’ll start to see some buds that will later be the fruit of all that labor.