I think those in this section will find this helpful.
It’s a long one, but is my personal experience after studying business / marketing, and feeling unfulfilled to where it has lead me now with a volunteer role in the pacific islands helping a college develop. Essentially using skill set for what I feel to me is a worthwhile cause rather than making a big business bigger.
The cliff notes are
– If you’re still studying, take a long look at where you want it to lead you and what you will end up doing, because it’s for a long time. Don’t be afraid to question things, your parents, or your change in interests, or even your friends advice. They are not you, and you are not them.
If you are working and not enjoying it. Well, rather than spending too much time living in the past, know you can set yourself a plan to make better decisions in the future. Perhaps like I have done, steer your course, if you just expand your horizons to what you can do with your qualification rather than feeling all hope i lost.
It also works on a get out what you put in system. I know being lazy / unmotivated at times held back my roles from taking me further than I went. Even if you don’t enjoy what you do, its not a valid reason to give up on applying , learning and challenging yourself.
@boyunderbridge, Thanks for sharing this. I spent a semester as a business major in college and couldn’t stand it. I am now getting a double major in Religious Studies and Global Studies with an emphasis in Business (because, let’s face it, business skills can be practical and positive when used for good). I really hope to do humanitarian work one day. I just want to help others, have adventures and learn as much as I can. Your story is really inspiring. It must have taken a lot of courage to abandon the lifestyle you had planned, and no doubt the lifestyle everyone had planned for you. I’m glad to see that the life you’re now leading has worked out for you!
@faelynn, Thanks for checking out out :)
@emmaclaire, I’m glad you have made the move for something you feel more pulled towards. I definitely agree, its about the application of what you can do. I assumed my only options were big business, but there are plenty of businesses out there that are not purely profit orientated etc.
It’s not so much I abandoned a lifestyle I planned, it was me deciding NOT to follow the norm. So there was a lack of planning on my part. The courage was holding on and not giving up, even when I felt as trapped as I did.
I hope you enjoy your studies!