What do u want to be when you grow up?” ” I don’t want to grow up”!! How lovely it would be if we don’t grow up and be a child forever?
The teacher asked her class what each wanted to become when they grew up. The teacher noticed one boy sitting silent.. So asked him” What do you want to be when you grow up?” “Possible” he replied. “Possible?” asked the teacher. “Yes,” He said. “My mom says I am impossible. So when I get to be big, I want to be possible. !! This is a popular joke going around.
But seriously how many times have you heard the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a teenager you tend to hear this question a lot, but you have probably heard it since you were five years old.
For the first few years, the impact of being with someone who may be a teacher or a doctor or an engineer make us say spontaneously whatever we want to be. We just spurt out the reply without knowing what is in store for us.
The teenagers who would be out of school in a few months begin to ponder about this question. They are now mature enough to decide on what they are good at and what they can specialize in. It requires quite a bit of knowledge to become successful in this tough environment. But it should be remembered that a teenager is fairly naïve about the real world and so it is easy to make mistakes during that age which can affect negatively for the rest of your life. They should heed to a fair amount of guidance and counselling at this age.
They would opt for their dream careers once they are out of college but how many are lucky enough to find their dream careers? There are some of us who never decide on our dream careers, while others seem to know exactly what they wish to do from a very young age. How do we find out what work will be our cup of tea??
Asking guidance from experienced people, and experimenting in our lives and treading across the hard facts of life – these are the solutions one has to opt for if one has to be successful in pursuing their dream jobs?