What to choose for your Future?


Even young people who have a plan to be a doctor, lawyer, research scientist, singer do not really know what will happen. If they have any certainty at all, they are a bit deluded.

Life doesn't go according to plan, and while a few people might do exactly what they set out to do, you never know if you're one of those. Other things come along to change you to change your opportunities, to change the world. The jobs of working at Google, Amazon, or Twitter, for example, didn't exist when I was a teenager.

So if you can't figure out the future, what do you do? Don't focus on the future. Focus on what you can do right now that will be good no matter what the future brings. Make stuff. Build stuff. Learn skills. Go on adventures. Make friends. These things will help in any future.

Think about what you enjoy doing, where do you have a passion, and what are you good at. Research on google on what careers involve doing the above.

Understand and consider monetization of a potential career (what is the industry compensation, will this job provide you to live comfortably while doing it, or will you have to have a part-time job(s) to sustain your job of passion? For example, if you like to paint, nobody will hire you or pay for your paintings at the beginning enough to cover your bills, so you will likely have to get a part-time job somewhere).

When it comes to choosing alternatives, you are lucky if something you have a passion for and good at is also paying reasonably high (for example, full stack web development or data science).

By Prof. Reena Singh

Designation: Professional Counsellor

Contact: 7488387844: Email : indiacounselling07@gmail.com

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