Are you someone who knows what they want to study in the future but isn’t sure if it’ll be a good fit for you? Everyone, I’m sure, has different aspirations for the future. Some people aspire to work as programmers, dancers, vocalists, biologists, physicians, teachers, nurses, artists, and singers, among other professions.
If you only have one aim in mind, consider yourself lucky. But what if you have so many options that you’re genuinely confused about what to choose? What if you like programming and coding but also enjoy painting and art? The two don’t get along at all. So, if you had a choice, what would you do? Graphic design is the straightforward answer, don’t you think? You’ll need to identify a common platform where both subjects can fit in order to integrate any two subjects.
However, along with these, you may want to reconsider your future choices by considering the following points:
1. Is this really something I want to do?
This may appear to be a silly question. Why ask yourself this question when you’ll almost certainly be working on something you like anyway? However, as simple as it may appear to some, it is not. It’s typical to have second thoughts at this point, especially when it comes to defining your life’s work.
As an illustration, consider the following: Ashley is a singer that enjoys making music. She can be found singing any time of the day. Ashley is also interested in biology and collects specimens from a wide range of plant kinds.
It will be time for her to make a decision after she graduates from high school. It’s either biology or singing. Ashley doesn’t have much of a choice at this point because biology and singing have almost nothing in common. In this situation, how is she expected to make a decision? In this scenario, she’ll have to pick a course that:
a) is affordable
b) she can finish quickly so that she may proceed to the next course (if possible)
c) because she loves it, not because it is popular.
d) worth studying, not one that you can probably complete online.
e) she has a high chance of succeeding and which will provide her with several work opportunities in the near future
So, what did Ashley choose in the end? Ashley chose to pursue a degree in biology. She realized that singing is a pastime for her and not something she wants to pursue professionally. Ashley took a few singing lessons in addition to her biology degree, which helped her develop her vocal skills side by side. Ashley now had two professional options to select from, which offers up a plethora of possibilities for her!
2. Is doing this work going to keep me happy?
If you must pick between two extremely competitive occupations, choose the one that will keep you happy, regardless of how much work you are expected to do. Your work should not seem like a burden to you.
3. Is all the money spent on the course worth it?
Hobbies such as singing, dancing, painting, music, productions, and filming, as noted in the first point, may all be done alongside another course that you are focused on unless you are looking for a future profession in these areas. Spending four years of your life and an insane amount of money on a degree that you don’t actually want to specialize in isn’t always the best decision.
So, knowing what you want to do when you grow up is quite important, especially when there are so many possibilities to select from. So, take the path that you chose for yourself, not the path that others choose for you!
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