Do not forget: It is fine not to have everything figured out.
You are young. At this age, just because you wish to become an adult, it is not that you should discover everything about your future. Of course, when you complete your education, you will have a lot of questions revolving around. You might ask yourself certain questions like “What will be my career? Will I be in a position to find a partner? When will I find and how he/she will look like?”. As friendship is considered the most valuable asset at this age, you will also think which of your friendship will survive long.
Let me tell you one thing here. It is not that you should find answers to all these questions immediately. Let life take its path. But, at this stage of uncertainty, you will be grateful to the two options in front of you. The first option is that you can work on improving your certainty. The second option is that you can get better accepting the uncertain things that surround you. Adulting needs both! Yes, what you have read right now is right. You should believe your eyes and senses. You should develop a high tolerance for uncertainty to become an adult. Of course, you can improve certainty in some areas. For instance, you can take up some training programs that will help you identify your interests to land your dream job.
Review your self-imposed deadlines!
Who asked you that you should land a job within 25 years? Who said you should become a landlord within your 30 years? You might feel that these self-imposed deadlines will make you motivated to achieve greater heights in life. But, remember that as mentioned earlier, let life flow on its path. Rather than motivation, if the self-imposed deadlines create stress in you, is it worth it? So, think like an adult and keep your life goals flexible and smart without any unrealistic deadlines.
Are you ready to face negative emotions?
As life has not brought you any negative emotions until you’re 20 or 25, you do not want them to hit you. But, to be an adult, you should be ready to handle negative emotions. Tough patches in life are common and you are not the only person facing them. Adults will always be ready to handle and come out of negative emotions.
Remember that adulting is not a destination. But, it is a life journey. People continue to learn things in their life and your interest in learning can make you a better adult. So, get ready for a wonderful life ahead with these tips!