Imagine your time of just graduating High School. What was or what is your path to success? There are too many choices and only some can lead to success. Perhaps going straight to college, or enlisting in the Army, Navy, Marines etc. What about flipping burgers at McDonalds? Although it is very difficult to find a job especially in my area. Another choice is Tech school for the unpatient individuals who dont want to spend years in college, but i find that a downfall because many of my relatives have completed tech school and are still in need of a job. Hmmm....
Answer by bethkelley82 · Sep 22, 2010 at 02:59 PM
My path to success was trying everything. Being young without a house payment/school debt/etc. is a perfect time to try new things. Go travel for a year. Intern at a bank or a zoo. Try retail for six months, then try food services, then try dog walking. Take classes at the community college so you can explore a little bit without spending a fortune. Yes make sure you have a place to sleep at night and enough food in your stomach, but worry first about finding what drives you. This may change over your life, and circumstances and goals change, but what inspires you to work hard usually stays the same, so better to find out now. There is a lot of push for students to go directly from high school into college or some kind of higher education, and in some ways it's a good idea so you don't lose momentum. But I've seen so many students go "just because" who spent a lot of time and money banging their heads against an ivy league wall before realizing what they wanted to do. It's better to take a year off, as lots of European kids do, and go explore a little bit.
Answer by Js Chisum · Sep 23, 2010 at 03:41 PM
It depends what you mean by success. Working 9 to 5 and making lots of money, or maybe not working to much and having no debts. Concentrate on clearing your debts, if you have any, then travel the world, meet people, be happy, not stressed.