I recently got a great email from Emily, a promising church leader in her 20s.
Emily asked me a great question: “What would you do differently if you were 25?”
The questions hasn’t left me and I so admire her for asking it.
There’s a bunch of stuff I would do differently. Things that, like many of you, I’ve had to learn to do differently.
As someone who cares passionately about young leaders and the next generation, I thought it was worth a post and conversation to which I hope you’ll contribute in the comments.
Because, like me, (even if you’re just pushing into your 30s) I’ll bet there are things you wish you’d done differently.
Dear 25 Year Old Self…Listen Up
I did a few things right as a leader, but nothing gives perspective like time and experience. Some mistakes you make as a young adult and leader are inevitable, but not all. In fact, I wish I would have applied or sometimes even known these 12 truths when I was 25.
I’m positive they would have helped me lead and live better earlier.
Here are 12 things I’d tell my 25 year old self: