10 Things People Wish They Knew when They Were Younger

Buffer launched an awesome experiment recently were they asked users to send in the one thing they would tell their younger selves. All of these are then automatically tweeted out using Buffer from the account @aYoungerMe (which I definitely recommend following by the way). I thought it would be interesting to find the tweets from the account which were popular, to obtain the advice that resonated with a lot people. So I wrote some python code to fetch all the tweets from the account and rank them by number of retweets. Below are the 10 most highest ranking ones. There’s some good advice in them, so I suggest giving it at least a quick read.

Below are the 10 most popular tweets (once again, courtesy of @aYoungerMe):

  1. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. (269 Retweets)
  2. You’re not as smart as you think you are, but you have more potential than you can possibly imagine. (247 Retweets)
  3. Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. (33 Retweets)
  4. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. ~ Zig Ziglar (32 Retweets)
  5. If you don’t want to lose your way, don’t forget your why. (26 Retweets)
  6. Approach decisions as if you’re writing your own life story, because you are. (22 Retweets)
  7. Regret doing something, not not doing it. (19 Retweets)
  8. Success is when your execution catches up to your imagination. (19 Retweets)
  9. Be confident. It’s not who you are it’s who you think you are that is holding you back. (19 Retweets)
  10. Forget about being cool! Study hard – learn everything – experience everything! Cool is temporary, knowledge is forever! (18 Retweets)