… are you aspirational?
“having a desire to reach your full potential”
Schools out, and the summer beckons; now you are thinking about what comes next. The options seem obvious, a long break hanging out with your friends, a family summer holiday then, perhaps, University - or even a gap-year to really recover from the trauma of 13-years full-time education. What other options could there possibly be?
The answer to that question lies within yourself and hinges on two main factors; are you “aspirational”, and can you bring yourself to widen your horizons to help you decide what your aims in life might be?
Of these two, and at the point of leaving school, going to the slight effort and inconvenience of widening your horizons should sensibly come before deciding on your life aims. Otherwise, a 2017 Push-Doctor survey indicates that around half of all adults become unhappy with their early choices, and as many as 40% put time, effort and cash into higher education that does not line-up with the job they end up doing. That represents a lot of people from whose mistakes you can easily avoid!