LIFE AFTER SCHOOL: WHAT NEXT?

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You have gone to school. You are done with it. You are probably awaiting result or you have got your certificate. There come some nagging big questions. What next? What do you? Do you go back to school to get a higher qualification? Do you go get any job that comes by? Do you create a job for yourself? Or do you, for lack of decent job (according to you) involve in criminal activities to earn a livelihood? Questions upon questions flood your head looking for answers.

This is a critical time for most school leavers. The questions, no doubt, are necessary because these are what will help you make some decisions that will help you out. I have to warn here that I am not making any attempt at some quick fix arrangement.

Just very few schools actually attempt to prepare student for live after school. I call this an attempt because the effort in most cases is not adequate. Nevertheless, this is encouraging for it is possible for the potential school leavers (serious ones anyway) to pick up from there. But to the school leavers that have no such preparation, it is a more difficult moment.

To be able to navigate your way around this, you have to make some decisions. There are some fundamental issues that you have to decide about in order to make a good headway. You probably have read several things about decision making but have not got the courage to practise them. Please let me warn that, if you are not ready to practise this, you may stop reading this so that your effort may not join the queue of wasted investments you have made! But if you are ready to practice this, go ahead.

You must decide on purpose. What exactly do you exist for? You did not just come to earth for nothing. Your brain, legs, gait, mannerism and such like are meant to fit into a particular plan which only you can execute uniquely for the entire world. This is what I call PURPOSE. Please note the word “uniquely”. Just anyone can write but your style of writing is different and serves a particular purpose. Again, anyone can be a lawyer but yours is with a difference. So, how do you know your purpose? Simple! Visit your pre-teenage years. What did you dream of being or doing? Perhaps that dream is still there despite the course/subject Dad forced (or peers pressurized) you to do. Go for it. That is the real you!

Yes, you have left school. You came out of school with very excellent result but deep inside, you are not fired-up about the result. The job you would want to use the certificate for is not forthcoming. My advice: Look around you, check within, ask the write questions. You will find something that can lead to your dream. But what if my dream requires a different certificate altogether? I hear you ask this. This is where school leavers make mistakes. You can’t ask Dad or anyone for that matter to sponsor your dream. Very few people would especially when they are not happy with your decision. Use that certificate you don’t really need to get a job. If the job is inexistent, create it (remember I asked you to look around). Just engage yourself. But while doing any of this, do not let go of your dream. Who knows, you may find the link to your dream while doing what you are doing. This is just changing the tactics to getting at being you!

You must decide on your friendship too. As a school leaver, you can’t be hanging out with those who do not want to do something with their life. Birds of the same feathers, you know.  I am absolutely against committing crime to eke out a living. This will not take you far. For you to do this means the purpose of your being on earth is defeated. There are books, articles, videos that are very helpful (if you practise what you learn anyway). Befriend them! There are around you. Some are even lying idle without being used. Remember, look around!

Deciding on your friendship can be helpful and as such, should not be toyed with. If you check around very well, you will see them. Nature has a way of making things align with what you are seeking as long as you seek persistently. These friends can encourage, mentor, guide or even sponsor your dream. Start now to sift the wrong friends out. You don’t need them and they sure don’t need you. It’s the hard truth but that is just it. It is only iron that can sharpen iron.

You can make a meaning out of your life after school. Life after school should be wonderful and not apprehensive. Only make the correct decisions. But above all, ensure to follow through your decision. I am sure you can make it.

You have gone to school. You are done with it. You are probably awaiting result or you have got your certificate. There come some nagging big questions. What next? What do you? Do you go back to school to get a higher qualification? Do you go get any job that comes by? Do you create a job for yourself? Or do you, for lack of decent job (according to you) involve in criminal activities to earn a livelihood? Questions upon questions flood your head looking for answers.

This is a critical time for most school leavers. The questions, no doubt, are necessary because these are what will help you make some decisions that will help you out. I have to warn here that I am not making any attempt at some quick fix arrangement.

Just very few schools actually attempt to prepare student for live after school. I call this an attempt because the effort in most cases is not adequate. Nevertheless, this is encouraging for it is possible for the potential school leavers (serious ones anyway) to pick up from there. But to the school leavers that have no such preparation, it is a more difficult moment.

To be able to navigate your way around this, you have to make some decisions. There are some fundamental issues that you have to decide about in order to make a good headway. You probably have read several things about decision making but have not got the courage to practise them. Please let me warn that, if you are not ready to practise this, you may stop reading this so that your effort may not join the queue of wasted investments you have made! But if you are ready to practice this, go ahead.

You must decide on purpose. What exactly do you exist for? You did not just come to earth for nothing. Your brain, legs, gait, mannerism and such like are meant to fit into a particular plan which only you can execute uniquely for the entire world. This is what I call PURPOSE. Please note the word “uniquely”. Just anyone can write but your style of writing is different and serves a particular purpose. Again, anyone can be a lawyer but yours is with a difference. So, how do you know your purpose? Simple! Visit your pre-teenage years. What did you dream of being or doing? Perhaps that dream is still there despite the course/subject Dad forced (or peers pressurized) you to do. Go for it. That is the real you!

Yes, you have left school. You came out of school with very excellent result but deep inside, you are not fired-up about the result. The job you would want to use the certificate for is not forthcoming. My advice: Look around you, check within, ask the write questions. You will find something that can lead to your dream. But what if my dream requires a different certificate altogether? I hear you ask this. This is where school leavers make mistakes. You can’t ask Dad or anyone for that matter to sponsor your dream. Very few people would especially when they are not happy with your decision. Use that certificate you don’t really need to get a job. If the job is inexistent, create it (remember I asked you to look around). Just engage yourself. But while doing any of this, do not let go of your dream. Who knows, you may find the link to your dream while doing what you are doing. This is just changing the tactics to getting at being you!

You must decide on your friendship too. As a school leaver, you can’t be hanging out with those who do not want to do something with their life. Birds of the same feathers, you know.  I am absolutely against committing crime to eke out a living. This will not take you far. For you to do this means the purpose of your being on earth is defeated. There are books, articles, videos that are very helpful (if you practise what you learn anyway). Befriend them! There are around you. Some are even lying idle without being used. Remember, look around!

Deciding on your friendship can be helpful and as such, should not be toyed with. If you check around very well, you will see them. Nature has a way of making things align with what you are seeking as long as you seek persistently. These friends can encourage, mentor, guide or even sponsor your dream. Start now to sift the wrong friends out. You don’t need them and they sure don’t need you. It’s the hard truth but that is just it. It is only iron that can sharpen iron.

You can make a meaning out of your life after school. Life after school should be wonderful and not apprehensive. Only make the correct decisions. But above all, ensure to follow through your decision. I am sure you can make it.

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