One of the most difficult things in life is choosing the career or profession that one will go into and spend most of their life doing. After all, it is a big chunk of our time. Much of your waking hours will be spent thinking about, doing the work, and planning the work. As Steve Jobs often said, “You better enjoy it because you’re going to be doing it a lot.”
Hard work can pay off, but you want to work at something you do like. Now is the time while still in high school, to brainstorm what is most important to you.
It is a good idea to write down a list of priorities that you have for yourself. Write down the things that are the most important to you. So what is the most important to you?
Having friends, a good-paying job, a nice house with a pool and a lakeside view, or would you be just as happy in an apartment with a dog and a street view? Whether you marry or stay single, the kind of car you’ll drive, and other decisions, are important decisions. But it all starts with choosing your career. Why do I say that?
Because the career you choose will determine whether you can afford that house or the nicer car and other things you want. Your salary, as well as your bills and other expenses, will decide whether you live in an apartment or a small tenant building. Money is not everything but it is security so you want to start now building a nest egg by investing in yourself. That’s what you’re doing when you go to college investing in yourself. So choose wisely.
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We try to cover all the bases. In the future we will offer more content about how to determine what is most important to you and choose a career, as well as various other tips and tricks for managing your finances using technology and applications. As you think about your finances right now, you may want to try a few Fintech tools that we found to be helpful. Check out the links below and see if they can help you too. Then start a search for your career today and set your priorities.