There is a girl I know. She comes from a small town where the people around her worked in manufacturing, service and healthcare. In her mind, companies provided jobs and people worked for these companies.
In university, however, her eyes were opened. She realized that a career under someone else’s thumb was not how she wanted to live. On a whim, she moved to a big city and met a community of out-of-box thinkers and doers. She realized, entrepreneurship is actually a fancy word for “hard, hard work”.
Sometimes the career you want is not listed in a school course book, a career pamphlet or on a job board. Maybe the company you want to work for does not exist yet. Why not create that dream company yourself?
Why not break free of the mould? Nothing in this world worth having comes without perseverance or risk-free. They say, the greater the risk, the greater the reward.
Aim higher than what you were told was possible.You are capable of starting something on your own. Collect resources and mentors and don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way.
Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of settling.