Aim high for your goals
Published: Monday, September 24, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 14:09
We are all in college for the same reason, to get a job that we will hopefully like sometime in our near future. We all choose majors and minors based on our preferred interests and talents. The college road is fun, but a hard one as choosing your life isn’t the lightest of all decisions we face, perhaps right under children and marriage. As much as we care about what we are studying, do we care enough about our future job? I think caring isn’t enough, dreaming and striving for a job sound much better in my opinion. In the past year I have observed many people aiming low for their career. You can only make it far in life if you dream just as big.
During the past year I have had several conversations with people who are less than enthusiastic about their majors and ever more dreary about what job they are going to have. Why?! I understand when people are confident and I think it a desirable trait, but there is a difference between being over-confident and being passionate and excited about what you do. When people ask me about my major I get too excited about telling them about it, I love my major and minors. Shouldn’t everyone do the same? Even if you have a harder career path, such as a medical route, even you should be excited for the future that waits even though your path is longer and perhaps more difficult.
So many times I have heard people say, “I would love to have that job!” They should be saying, “I will have that job.” I can’t guarantee that anyone will get the job they want, perhaps they never will or maybe they will find something better. But that initial drive and passion will surely help you achieve your dreams. There are really amazing careers out there, and as I see it, why shouldn’t I fill that position someday? Someone has to have the job you desire and if you want it enough it will get you closer to it than you would never dreaming about having it.
Our hopes and dreams push us to greater things. You will not get to your goals by only hoping of course, but that is part of life. We will all crash and burn a few times, but that should just push you harder. NDSU offers many services to better help us once we leave college: the career center, job fairs and of course our professors are all here to help us find our job we find most fits.
So aim high! Be excited about what you are doing! Remember that your dream job is out there, so fight for it and do whatever it takes. Through the rough times and the hard times remember that it will get better.
Holland is a senior majoring in Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design.