Barrington’s Blog » 2009 » April: "Focus on your goals - and you’ll avoid the obstacles along the way. Young adults in their 20s and early thirties find it difficult to stay focused on their goals because the transition from college to career - is not as easy as we thought. Plenty students graduate from college in a bad job market, which means companies are not hiriing, and they decide or are forced to take their first offer or any offer that they can get.
Unfortunately, taking any job just to have a job can have lasting effects on an individual’s life. We may never leave the job and become hatefully complacent of it. As the years go by - life gets in the way (marriage, kids, mortgage, car note, etc.) causing us to never reach our goals and dreams because we got stuck in a bad position and lost our ambitions and our plan for personal success.
Choices that we make today, whether meaningful or meaningless, have consequences that are realized today or will be realized tomorrow.
Stay focused on your goals, stay educated, and if you’re in a job that you hate - be sure to develop and execute a plan to get out of that position as soon as possible. Get back on track and get to the place that you really want to be in life. If you do not, then you leave your life to chance and you’ll never know who you might’ve been. Stay educated, because with education you have options.