It takes time and experience. However, most people start somewhere. And one of the best ways to start is to finish a college degree. Please hear me. Not every great job requires a college degree, but most will require some sort of schooling past high school. And that extra education will never be easier than right after high school.
So let’s say you have determined it is best for you to get extra schooling, but you don’t know which direction to take. Here are a few suggestions.
1. List things you really like to do that get you excited.
Can any of these ideas bring a legal income great enough to support you and your family? There are literally thousands of jobs after college. If you like what you do, you will be motivated to learn and do your best. The money will follow.
2. Talk to your parents.
Your parents know you better than most people and can add some valuable insight into your skill set and personality. They are a great source in helping determine if a certain field is a good fit for you. However, you get to make the final call. Only you know what dreams and interests are inside of you.
3. Is it realistic?
I remember when I was in junior high, I was going to be an NBA star. That’s right. Even though my basketball team was horrible, and I was a 5’9” skinny kid who turned the ball over more times than I scored, I still dreamt of getting drafted to the NBA. No matter how much I practiced, that dream didn’t pan out.
4. Pray about it.
God created you with specific interests and abilities, so don’t squelch them! We are all unique. I find it amazing that even though I would hate to have to do many of the jobs out there, there are people who love those sorts of things. And they would hate doing what I enjoy doing. That’s crazy, yet exciting. God knows what is best for you, so ask Him for help.
Know this: Your life will work out. Enjoy the adventure and do your very best wherever you are.