…because graduate school is not where you will discover your calling. I think a graduate degree merely emphasizes and reinforces that calling. Don’t quite know yet? Keep reading.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkein
(Tolkein is an awesome author. Don’t think so? Read The Hobbit and The Lord of The Ring Series. Great read.)
What does the statement above mean to you? Just because you are wandering does not mean you don’t know where you are going. I find it odd that so much pressure is put upon the notion that if you don’t know what you want to do before you go to college or during, you are somehow hurting your career. No.
I like being possessive (Did you catch that?)
Just because you don’t know what you want to do does not guarantee your success or failure. It guarantees that you haven’t figured it out yet. I will say that while you are pursuing higher education, you should consider choosing a practical degree that you can utilize in multiple arenas (It doesn’t hurt to be good at the subject either).
As a note, the degree you choose does not mean you will develop a venture in that exact field. Your degree should help to enhance your current skills, develop new skills and learn crucial skills like critical thinking. (Something tells me that this doesn’t happen in the current US education system. Especially since most of us just go to a class and regurgitate facts on a sheet of paper.)
To get to my point, wander. Do you want to know the best way to wander? Begin a Start-up. It is the perfect space for one to pursue an interest, or passion. At least in my opinion. Win or lose (there is no draw in business) beginning your own venture will teach you numerous things about yourself and what you are capable of. You may even discover your calling.
So get out there and take the first step towards the rest of your life.
Far From Idle
Come. Find out why.