21 Life Lessons From A 24-Year-Old

Zaid K. Dahhaj
9 min readMar 25, 2021

I have learned a lot over the course of my young life and am grateful for every single lesson, regardless of the pain it manifested within.

My goal with this post is to share my perspective to help everybody, especially people in their 20’s, to become joyful, healthy, and inspired.

Let’s jump right in.

Lesson #1: Develop an athletic mindset, even if you don’t consider yourself an athlete.

I am a competitive soccer player. It is my preferred sport and muse and acts as the foundation of my personal development.

Maybe your thing is running, swimming, playing football, etc., but regardless, developing the mindset of a professional athlete is valuable.

There are many similarities between the athletic mindset and the entrepreneurial one. Responsibility, discipline, and being proactive are crucial life skills that one must develop to get the most out of themselves.

Lesson #2: Spend more time on meaningful activities, ones that inspire and make you want to pursue mastery.

Look at the people within your environment.

Chances are, most of them are unhappy because they’re disconnected from what they find meaningful and spend too much attention on things they don’t care about.

It is a significant modern-day problem.

So, this begs the question…

What do you find meaningful?

In other words, what lights a fire under your ass?

What can you do for hours without getting tired?

What makes you lose track of time?

What connects you to something bigger than yourself?

Sit with yourself and answer these crucial questions because they have the potential to change your life for the better.

Lesson #3: Deepen your connection with silence. Meditation rewires the brain for joy.

I’m grateful for being curious enough to develop a meditation habit when I was 18…

Zaid K. Dahhaj

Sleep King. Helping family men fix fatigue in less than 42 days without letting loved ones suffer. Founder: The 2AM Podcast.