We have to grow up sometime. A good time to start acting grown up is after you’ve finished school. Life wouldn’t be about late Friday night booze outs or frat house parties and Spring breaks. It’s not about Cliff’s Notes and sleeping through Professor Cunningham’s pre-midterm speech. It’s a time for striking for opportunities and starting to take control of your life. With life-expectancies going down real quick, it’s best to start acting maturely even at a young age. Here are some tips on how.
Patience is a real virtue. One way that you can practice patience is by forgoing good-only-for-the-minute chances. If you can safely choose between Friday night at the bar with the boys or going home to your wife and kids, then that would be a start. Start focusing on the things that matter. Realize that the things that you want won’t be handed on a silver platter.
If you’ve made a commitment, be sure to stay until you finish your obligations. Don’t quit in the middle of a project just because you don’t feel like doing it anymore. However, knowing when to properly quit is also a sign of maturity.
Making a stand and standing by it, is probably one true test of maturity. Immature people just go about trying many things and deciding on nothing.
Be loyal to your spouse, family, and friends. Be loyal to your word. Avoid making promises only to break them.
Aspire for more growth