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Morgan Bakies

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If you could give your twenty-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Why?

Hello! I'm an undergraduate student who was truly inspired by Meg Jay's talk, "Why 30 is not the new 20" so I wanted to see what the TED community has to say. I turned twenty in March and I want to make the most of my next decade of life. How did you spend your twenties? Was this the defining of your life? Currently, I see endless opportunities, but I'm scared for the day they will disappear.

So if you're above twenty, what advice do you have for your past self? If you are twenty-something, what do you tell yourself everyday to be the best you can be? And if you're under twenty, what's one thing that you hope your twenty-year-old self will remember about adolescence? Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing what you have to say!

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  • May 29 2013: Learn to understand that life is the product of your decisions not your conditions, and that your ability to make good decisions are ruled by your thinking and believes about yourself and the world.

    This cannot be better said than:

    "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right.”
    ― Henry Ford

    If you want to change your life -- start with changing your thoughts.

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