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Don't Feel Bad - What Successful Celebs Were Doing in Their 20s ...

By Holly

You shouldn't feel like you're a failure in life, just because you're still struggling to find yourself in your 20s. Most people don't land their dream jobs until they're much older. You have the rest of your life to become successful, so don't fret. It if makes you feel better, here's what successful celebrities were doing when they were still in their 20s

1 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Everyone knows who Oprah is, because she has more fame and money than anyone could ever ask for. However, when she was young and working as a news anchor, she ended up getting fired. However, she didn't let that get her down. She continued to pursue her dreams until they became a reality. Follow in her footsteps by never giving up, even if you end up fired from a job you love.

2 Tina Fey

Tina Fey Don't feel bad if you're at a dead end job that barely pays you any money. After all, when Tina Fey was in her 20s, she was working at the YMCA. While she was there, she spent her time folding towels and fighting hard to make ends meet. So you're not alone in your struggles.

3 J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, is a success story. When she was in her 20s, she was fired from her job and living in poverty. Not only that, but she was diagnosed as clinically depressed. It took her years to get her book idea published, but it eventually happened. Now, it's one of the most well-known stories in the entire world.

4 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren is a famous fashion designer. However, when he was in his 20s, he was just a sales assistant. He proves that it's possible to work your way to the top from the bottom. So don't criticize yourself for being at the bottom of the totem pole. If you're working in the field that you want to pursue, you should be proud of yourself.

5 Tim Allen

Tim Allen Tim Allen is a beloved actor. However, when he was in his 20s, he was actually arrested for holding cocaine. That's about as bad as it gets. If he can kick his drug habit and become successful, then there's plenty of hope for you and your future.

6 Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig Kristin Wiig is now a famous actress who was lucky enough to work on hit movies like Bridesmaids. However, when she was in her 20s, she was a typical girl. She worked a bunch of odd jobs in order to pay her rent. That's probably something that you can relate to.

7 Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Jon Hamm is one of the hottest actors out there. However, when he was 27, he was dropped from his acting agency. Instead of giving up on his dreams, he decided to keep pursuing them. It didn't matter that he failed in the past, because he knew that he would succeed in the future. That's something that you should keep in mind if you're ever told that your dreams are unrealistic.

You shouldn't feel bad for struggling in your 20s. It's rare to be young and already have your dream job. You have plenty of time to work on achieving your goals. What are you hoping to accomplish by the end of your 20s?

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