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What They Didnt Tell You In High School - A Different Look At Your Career Choices
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When you think of business, you think of money. They always say "Businesses make money." But you also hear, "Most small businesses fail..." So what is it? Businesses make money, but they fail for a host of reasons. So if business isn't a "safe" bet, what is? Going to college? Becoming a soon-to-be obsolete specialist? Either way, you'll end up working hard for sometime. The only quick way to get rich is either gambling or, well, gambling via the lottery.

So where does that leave you and me? In the aspect of a multiple-choice question, we are left with a) build a business, b) become specialized, or c) gamble. In a way, not making a choice in the matter leaves us with c) gamble. Not only are we gambling money. Now, we are gambling time until we realize our error.

Most, in desperation for change, will persue a degree. They will become specialized. Only to become one of those 'specialized' degree-holding persons who never end up working in their field of study. So now, you are specialized. You are working at the same dead-end job with little satisfaction in a different location now tremendously in debt. Due to your debt, you have more bills or expense. So, you're just over broke lifestyle continues.

How about choice a) build a business? This is intimidating. Thinking about all the work it will take to build a business is scary. That is a lot of time, work, and money if it doesn't work out. But, who is to say that it wouldn't work out? Who can really tell you it will fail.

You are the only determining factor. Can you work that hard? Can you devote yourself to your idea? Can you replace your t.v. time with more work? So, instead of sitting on that couch from 6 p.m. till 11 o'clock at night are you going to do something that could possibly make you money? Or are you content to sit and watch your life away? And once you make that decision, are you going to chase it until you can chase it no more? If you can strive to create a business and work at it endlessly. You will overcome defeat and you will triumph.

Like a phoenix that rises from the ashes again, you will overcome your challenges and achieve whatever you wish. If only you will take your time, analyze your procedures, and learn from your mistakes. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.


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I know friends and family who went to college and are not working in their fields. Some are not working at all. In high school all those folks do is build hope in the students and basically teach them to get into debt.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you Christian. I'm glad you found inspiration from my article. I hope you find your pathway to success and are able to utilize some of the skills you acquired in college. ^-^

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  about 9 years ago

Great, inspiring article. I agree totally agree with your point of view concerning the current state of the workplace and getting degrees. I absolutely despise the fact that I wasted time in college.

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  about 9 years ago
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