If there is one thing that I am a firm believer in, it’s that there is value in education. No matter what it is that your education is in, it’s guaranteed to provide you with things that without them you’d never had. Where I probably differ from many people is in the thought that you should seek an education solely for the purpose of securing a job. In today’s economy an education, no matter what your degree in no guarantee that you’ll land a job. And should you manage to be among those that do, it does not mean that the job you have is a secure one.
Businesses and corporations are experiencing as many financial difficulties as the individuals that work for them. With that being said, I should mention that the reason I yet value education is because it does guarantee two things: Options and Opportunities.
- Options: Options are choices or the power or right to choose. Education, for all intents and purposes really provide you with options. In other words, once you’ve received an education, you can opt to work for someone, start your own business, seek out further education or any number of things that your particular education positioned you for.
- Opportunities: Opportunities are favorable times or conditions for doing something. So, in this instance, because you’ve received a certain education you may have the opportunity to be in the company of a certain event that your particular education makes you an authority on. Your new found skills or abilities may present the opportunity to solve a problem that either you or someone close to you has needed solving.
Whatever you strive to do in this year don’t hesitate to take the opportunity to get an education in something. It just may be the very thing that opens doors and present you both options and opportunities for things that are far and above your wildest dreams. What you never thought could be might just be around the corner. Don’t limit yourself into thinking that because you went to school or obtained a certain life experience that the only thing is good for is just one thing. See beyond what has been customary and tradition. This is a new day full of potential. Seize every option and opportunity it affords. You’ll be glad you did.
QUESTION: What options and opportunities do you see beyond the surface of your given education?