It’s so easy now to trawl the Interwebs and look into other people’s successful lives. Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner and Aimee Song are perfect examples of how good life can look in your 20s.
But it’s not always so easy to get to where you want to be. And here in Singapore we are very used to the idea of getting somewhere fast. “Moving from a third world to a first world country in such a short span of time has shown us that it’s possible to progress quickly,” says Shaen Yeo, founder of Positive Education.
This might be why when life gives us lemons, we just see the sour side. “With technology, there is a sense that things are within reach. On the flip side, it’s harder, because too much choice can create paralysis and you end up not doing anything or feeling overwhelmed,” says Shaen.
But that doesn’t really mean we’re going nowhere. At the end of the day, the important thing is that we’re doing something. “Focus on what you’re good at,” says Shaen. “Choose activities where you can leverage your skills. The more you do them, the more you know what you’re capable of, and that builds confidence.”
The worst thing you can do is to just worry while doing nothing and hey, if you’ve mastered these few adulting skills then at least you know you’re on the right track.