At 16 I didn’t know what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be, what career I should take.
I was passionate about being successful, wasn’t afraid of hard work and had belief that success would somehow find me through being a good guy, caring about others and trying to do the right thing.
Work experience in 1998 was a two-week placement. I applied for car mechanic experience – why – my uncle was a car mechanic. It was the only career I could visualise. My work experience selection was based on an incomplete perspective.
I hated every minute of it. The outcome – I didn’t want to be a mechanic.
To be inspired we need to explore & see. Without experience and exposure, we make shallow selections, instead of life choices. The risk is high, the potential for emotional fulfilment is low.
Recognise your choices are shaped by your experiences. Invest in your experiences to make good choices.