Millennials have gotten a bad rap as entitled, impatient, self-serving individuals. People tend to think this generation, born between the early 80s and early 2000s, is coddled, narcissistic and thin-skinned.
But as the largest section of the U.S. population—83.1 million in all—it’s hard to argue that their voice doesn’t matter. So maybe it’s time for a second glance.
Maybe Millennials refuse to follow the 9-to-5 dreams of their parents, so what? That makes them entrepreneurial. And maybe they wait to get married, but even so, they’re more optimistic about the future. And maybe they are less connected to organized religion and political parties, but Millennials value community, family and creativity in their work more than the generations before them.
Tech-savvy and driven, Millennials hold the future in their hands—and they’re continually setting themselves apart from the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers.
These six habits—the things they do best—are what are pushing Millennials to be more successful: