For many young people, heading off to college and university, it is the start of a new chapter and an exciting adventure. Others are heading back to school in the hope of achieving the grades they believe that they need to get on their chosen course.
Some are disappointed because they are convinced that this is not the option they dreamt of and that they didn’t achieve what they needed to take that first step into a bright and shiny future. They may be dreading going back to school or less than enthusiastic about starting a course which they hadn’t previously considered and which they believe is less good and less prestigious than their peers.
But, what at first can seem to be a missed opportunity and a crushing disappointment that things didn’t work out as expected, has the potential to lead to a future full of excitement and anticipation which will suit them better than they could ever have imagined.
The truth is that there are lots of choices open to people now and many of them aren’t immediately obvious.
Success doesn’t look the same to everyone and different options will be best for each individual. It’s so important to remember that we are all unique and original and choosing an alternative path into the future doesn’t make one person less or more than another.
Not less intelligent
Not less ambitious
Just unique and ready for the new and exciting challenges which lie ahead.
Many of us feel that there is no choice but to commit to a career and stick to it, when in reality life is fluid and flexible and it would be wonderful if we could hold on to the idea that there are always choices that we can make. It’s important to remember that we all create our own route to our own version of success whatever that looks like and that realisation is both empowering and smart.
Most of us are on a changing and varied route through life and what we thought would represent success at fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, thirty or any age can look really different when we look back from further down the road. After all, how many people do you know who selected a career at seventeen or eighteen and say they are still totally happy with the choices they made?
Isn’t it great to realise that success isn’t a straight line stretching as far as the eye can see. Instead, it is a lot of ups and downs propelling us forward along our own path. Being flexible and having to revise our ideas and decisions helps us all to grow and develop as we change the route we take to reach our own, individual version of success.
Supporting our young people to see that life is always full of opportunity is the greatest gift that we can give them. Find out if Hypnotherapy and Coaching with NLP could support you to navigate the choices ahead.
Don’t agonise… orrganise!