When Will I Know What I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

By Emmanuel - Read time: 3 mins - 27th May 2018

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It’s a question that children start thinking about from an early age. Sometimes their types of play give a clue to what they will choose as their career. This is especially true for children who follow in one of their parents’ footsteps. Many children of professionals grow up under the expectation that they will pursue the same career choice as their mom or dad.

More often, the decision about what to be when they grow up evolves over time. It may come from a desire to help people, an interest in how things work, or wanting to pursue justice for others in a courtroom. Many children still don’t know what they want to be when they graduate high school.

The ideas that a child has about what they want to be when they grow up are based on what they see from professionals in those fields. For example, they may like the idea of taking care of dogs and animals but they don’t realise the degree of studies or the work that goes into becoming a veterinarian.

As you advance through your education, you discover more about the education behind different careers. At the same time, you discover the areas where you do best and those where you struggle. Some students base their career choice on the areas where they show the greatest promise. The problem is, it’s easy to misjudge your abilities if you don’t do everything you can to live up to your potential.

Living Up to Your Potential

One of the worst feelings in the world is looking back at a missed opportunity. Failing to pursue the career that you really want because you think you lack the skills is one reason that feeling could happen in your future.

If you think that your lack of skills in math, science, or any other subject will keep you from succeeding, you’re probably wrong. Often, it isn’t the student’s inability to learn but the way the lessons are delivered that make a difference.

We don’t all learn the same way. The more resources you have to learn, the easier it is to overcome your learning obstacles. The right presentation of data can help you understand principles, formulas, and theories that previously presented such strong obstacles.

A Better Method of Learning

At Thinkswap, you aren’t limited to one viewpoint, one method, or even one opinion. You have the largest student driven document library at your disposal! Access study guides and get the benefit of their expertise.

Your perceived inability to learn in one certain area is often the limiting factor that keeps you from answering the question about what you truly want to do with your life in the form of your career. You can learn with confidence, boost skills, and take the doubt out of your plans to accomplish something really important and satisfying when you have access to the right learning materials.

Once you take control of your education and your plans, you’ll know what you want to be when you grow up. You’ll also know how to develop a clear plan on the best way to get there!


Originally from Sydney, Emmanuel has been in finance his whole life and excels in anything money related. He has a passion for football and in his spare time you can find him writing on the beaches of the mediterranean while sipping on a frappe.



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