I don’t want to speak for all recent graduates, but I would think most encounter the daunting task of deciding what to do with their future after finishing school.
I’ve had A LOT of time lately to reflect about crucial decisions I’ve made in the past that have impacted my future. I’ve realized that I’ve truly rushed into a lot of things. Because of this, I found myself going through the motions without a thought of how I would feel at the end of it.
Now that I’m finished with my schooling, I told myself I would take that extra time to think things over. There are so many questions that run through my mind: Should I have taken a year off before continuing my studies? Should I have traveled more? Should I have taken more chances and stepped outside my comfort zone? What kind of impact do I want to make in my profession and how will I make this happen?
So many questions, yet so few answers…
I believe it’s so easy to choose the path of least resistance. Due to this, life may seem stagnant and mundane. Do I stay here where I have my family and close friends or do I venture off into new waters and challenge myself in an entirely different environment. Ultimately, do I choose comfort & convenience over challenge & adventure?
In order to take risks, you have to learn to overcome that self-doubt and fear that may consume and overpower every decision you make. At the end of the day, the biggest question that we all want to know the answer to is: Will I be happy?
The difficult part of this is that you won’t know the answer to this question until AFTER you take that leap of faith.
“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
– Louis E. Boone
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