Who helped you decide what to do with your life?
I love helping college students think through what their options are and where they are going. If you don't know where you are going, any path will take you there - but if you have a desired outcome, it takes a reasoned plan.
The one person I would select would be Napoleon Hill, I read his book Think and Grow Rich while I was stationed in Viet Nam in 1966. This led me on a life journey through the school of "Positive Mental Attitude". I continued to read hundreds of books and listened to as many audio tapes as I could get my hands on. Napoleon Hill was always my "go to" guy when things weren't going exactly as planned. Thankfully, I have had a long and successful business career, so I believe that positive reinforcement played a major factor in my life.
That sounds like a really great thing that you are doing. When I was trying to decide what to do with my life, I didn't have anyone that helped. I chose a career based on availablity of jobs in the field instead of what I loved. I could have used some support at that time in finding something that went along with what I loved and was available with good work and effort. If I'd gone with my dream, it would have been in the realms of journalism. Anyway, I decided to go with that in my older age. I just could have been farther if I'd started then with guidance. I like what you do Inventurist.
Again, I covered your question on my hub.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Corner-Hub-Thur … -12th-2011
Thank you for your question!
No one but myself, lets just say the career guidance teacher we had in school was useless and what I did for the last 10 years in not where I see myself in 10 years time. Gradually changing my life these days to what I really want to do..
hmm, a teacher in high school influenced me a lot, but ultimately it was my decision
Throughout college I only found reinforcement for what I already had decided.
No one does. I decided it myself. If you do not know where to go you will lose a lot of time... Everybody must have a goal. It's a key to success.
I decided myself based on a lot of reading and learning about what would be a good fit for me.
I think that my Grandparents helped me through teaching me to take the bad and find something good. There is a positive to EVERYTHING that happens to us and with that advice has made me who I am. Being abused child, has helped me to help other children so that that does not happen to them.
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