Everyone wants to be at the top. The top has the nicest views and the best luxuries. However, all those things might not be so nice and luxurious if you’re absolutely dreading what you have to do in order to have them. Not being able to find a job after graduation is a scary thought, but what’s even scarier is going through a program to earn a degree in something you don’t enjoy, just because there is a current need for jobs in that industry with a high pay scale. Although I’m still in school myself, I’ve heard enough career advice in my days from mentors. One of the most important is to follow your heart. Here’s my take on the phrase and how I’ve seen it ring true in my life.
Go wherever your heart may lead and your head will follow.
I’ve had moments of doubt where I have questioned my major. I’ve found that I’m the most confident if I pinpoint what I LOVE to do and work towards excelling at it.
You should never live your life thinking you are only able to do ONE thing or you only have one talent. Everyone has many talents and passions, some people may just have to search a little harder.
My heart pulls me in a lot of directions, so I found a way to satisfy all the different aspects of my life. I’m earning my degree in something I love (event planning) and I received a certification in my second passion (bodybuilding). I am now a certified personal trainer, working on a nutritional certification, as well.
Your time is limited and therefore precious, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition, not someone else’s because it seems “safe.”
Following your heart can be scary, but remember that everything you’ve ever wanted lies on the other side of fear. So go ahead, take a jump. I can’t guarantee a soft landing, but if you learn from your mistakes and experiences and take something away from them, then it was never a mistake. Failure is your own invention — when your goal is to gain experience, knowledge and perspective, failure is no longer a possibility.
" Failure is your own invention — when your goal is to gain experience, knowledge and perspective, failure is no longer a possibility."
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