The Defining decade by Dr. Meg Jay Book review

Most of the people about 84% think that their twenty something is never important, they should live and have fun without engaging in any major life decisions. Let me shout this out, it’s a lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book encourages 20s to get the adulthood status a start to build their future. The author shows them why and how they should do it. She expounds on the crucial topics such as work, love , brain and the body.

Dr. Meg Jay, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development. She has seen countless twenty something spend to many years living without perspective. What is worse are the tears shed by thirty somethings and forty somethings because they are now paying a steep price professionally romantically, economically, re-productively for a lack of vision in their twenties.

Doing something later is not automatically the same as doing something better. Many that are in their 30s and 40s regret not doing something meaningful in their 20s.

In your 20s ensure you invest more in your identity capital. According Dr. Jay, identity capital, “is our collection of personal assets. These are the investments we make in ourselves, the things we do well enough or long enough, that they become a part of who we are.” This is really crucial and it will definitely make you to be far more ahead than other people never took identity capital seriously.

It’s a fact that most young people ruin their lives by admiring the people on social media. They love what they see but they don’t want to work hard for it. “Most 20s know better than to compare their lives to celebrity microblogs.” Dr. Meg Jay wrote in the book. At this age people are afraid to make major decision that impact their future. “In the twenty- first century, careers and lives don’t roll off an assembly line. We have to put together the pieces ourselves.” You have to start from somewhere going up. Life is not like magic where you can wish to have a great career without  working for it.

One thing that most people in their 20s luck is patience, especially when trying to build their careers. As the work of K.Anders Ericsson, a research psychologist discovered it takes, 10,000hrs practice to be great in what you do.

For me i would definitely recommend this book for people in their early 20s, am sure it will be an eye opening process. Go get it in amazon and enjoy a life changing moment.

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Tracy Jane

It only takes a few words to change someone's life. Through my creative writings, i hope to motivate you to take a positive action!!!! You can call me Tracy.

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