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Making the right decisions concerning the future are probably the most important things we'll ever do in our lives. Therefore, it is crucial that we realize what we want, how to get it, and how not to look back on our lives with regrets. Many times we'll dwell on the past and the things we didn't do, but it's time to put that past behind us and look to the future; forget the road not taken and focus on the ones we want by finding great opportunities.
Important decisions are always difficult to make because we wonder what will happen if we pick the wrong one. We almost always find ourselves thinking about what would have happened if we picked the other choice, if we would have been happier, or if we would still be the person we know ourselves to be today. The solution that I have found will work for everyone because the key is to prepare and experience the world before you to decide which path you want to take in your future.
When it comes to choices that can affect the rest of your life such as picking a college major or a future career, the only way to find out what you really will be happy with is to try everything out before you have to make that decision. As a high school and college student, you have the opportune time to experience the world around you.
In high school, the number of opportunities you have are absolutely amazing. However, these opportunities mean nothing unless you get involved! Join various clubs and dedicate yourself to them, because without dedication you won't be experiencing any of them to the fullest. Apply for part-time jobs during breaks that you won't be going anywhere in order to experience what the working world is like. Involve yourself in the classes you like and ask yourself what it is about them you like so much and how it relates to you as a person. Learn more than you can possibly imagine!
In college, the key to finding out what you want to do if you're not quite sure yet are the same steps you took in high school with one important addition: internships. Internships are the most valuable paid experience you will ever have in college. They provide you with a closer look at your related major and future career. If you don't know exactly what you want to do yet, they will give you an idea of what you would be doing in that specific career field. They bring you closer to the people you will most likely be working with and the environment that will surround you. And when you decide you've found the career of your choice, then the internship will provide you with connections you need to get into your desired field.
Without involving yourself in the world around you, you can't possibly expect to make the right decision concerning your future. By taking advantage of the many various opportunities you have, you will be able to enter your desired field without any regrets. Once you've found your niche in the world, you won't need to focus on the road not taken, but the one you decided to travel.