Take time to find out what you want. Make time for the things you love.
What happens now will not determine the rest of your life.
Those were the three pieces of advice I gave during my presentation to a group of undergrads last week. And then I opened it up to Q&A.
“What if I kinda know what I want to do, but I don’t think I can get there right after I graduate?”
Excellent question. I did a lot of talking about how important it is to figure out what you want, and told a story about how I finally got it. It’s only natural to think that I am encouraging folks to go out and get their dream life. I am.
It’s risky. It can be scary. And for an undergrad who is still building up his savings, resume, network, and life experience, it can be difficult to get to exactly where you want. In an economy like this, it may mean just taking “a” job. The important thing to remember is to keep moving forward somehow and guard yourself against getting stuck.
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