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05/02/2018

Instant Attitude Adjustment

When I was younger, I used to be completely rebellious against school. I figured college would be as pointless as high school was to me, especially since I didn’t want to go into nursing or medical billing or anything like that. My goal was always to be a rock star, a writer, or both.

Well, lo and behold, I ended up going to college anyway once I realized how competitive the job market is and how awesome it feels to have bragging rights about your GPA. If you manage to pull off a 3.5 or higher throughout your college career, you’ve got it made! That’s just one more thing to put on your resume that makes you look good!

Once I started attending college online, I realized the value of it. I couldn’t believe that I was learning so much, connecting with like-minded people, and getting genuine feedback on my work, all from the comfort of my home office. I immediately fell in love, even though I was studying something I had just started developing an interest in.

The point is, no matter what you’re interested in or how insecure you feel about not knowing what to do or where to go, the first hurdle to overcome on that journey is to just do it. Nike was so right.

So, what’s holding you back? Do you think there are answers to your questions? Or are you just kind of floating along, waiting for the answers to fall into your lap out of the sky somewhere?

The way we can damage ourselves is astonishing. It’s been said that you can talk yourself out of anything – which is extremely true – so my mission back before I started college was to stop talking myself out of things and start encouraging myself. I could make up one excuse after another all day long, but at the end of the day, I was still the same loser from that morning, with debt collectors calling every day and no job to make ends meet.

It would be so cool to have a little teleportation-looking machine to jump into for on-the-spot attitude adjustments, wouldn’t it?

If you’re serious about a career, about life, and about furthering your education and bettering yourself as a person, then you owe it to yourself to at least get information about attending school.  If I hadn’t finally just done it, I would still be unemployed and living with my parents. It’s a life decision, and life is meant to be lived, enjoyed, and savored! Do everything you can to make that happen.

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