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Do You Really Know What You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

skoolkidI suggest, probably no.
I didn't - although I thought I did.
Even worse, I listened to what other people thought and, foolishly, took their advice.
I mean, what do they know about me and my destiny?
There are so many factors to weight up that the single consideration of an ideal profession in the eyes of a 16 year-old or a 19 year-old doesn't have enough substance.
What do I mean by that?
In those days immediately after leaving school or college or university we are rather take with the idea of a "good profession", of a good income and, let's face it, what other people say.
A few years down the track, we become more drawn to a career we might enjoy, one that gives us satisfaction, where we might just look forward to getting up in the morning and facing the day.
What I learned in my life is that it's never too late to make the change.
In my case that meant bankruptcy of my freelance business but, in the long run, it was worth it.
More, it saved my sanity.
Do it now.


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