When you’re in high school, college or a recent graduate and someone asks you “so what do you want to do” and you “answer I don’t know” more than likely they will say “oh well that’s no problem”
About that. It actually is a problem.
Por ejemplo: Lets say Jane wants to go into journalism, in high school she would work on the school paper, in college she would write for the campus new station and after graduation she would work for her local paper or better yet move away to some small town to get her start. Now lets say Jane doesn’t discover this passion of hers until later in life, say her junior year of college. She tries to join the school newspaper but since shes new she has to go through an entire 9 months of training and doesn’t get a chance to start writing until the end of her junior year/beginning on senior year – which by the way is the time in your life when you are out job hustling.
Now of course this doesn’t apply to you if you are a business major, an accounting person, a scientist or maybe a developer, a teacher. But for all of you out there who are not left brained, it’s a problem. You need to know what you want to do and you need to know early, you need to work at it, you need to hone it and you need to believe it. People will tell you “you don’t need to worry about it, you can figure it out later”, but why? Why put off what the inevitable? why wait to pursue your passion until after you graduate from college? or even from high school? why not figure out what it is and pursue it. Pursue it so you’re not playing catch up your first few years out of college. Pursue it so you don’t end up like me.