Monday, March 31, 2008

Rockets That Won't Fire

From FOCUS ON THE FAMILY, Today, 31-Mar-2008 edition


Rockets That Won’t Fire

By Dr James Dobson


Here’s a question from a 20-year-old man: “I have no idea

what to do with my life. I feel like a rocket sitting on a launch pad

that just isn’t going anywhere. How can I get my engines to fire?”


Well, it’s very difficult for some your adults like this one

to bridge the gap between adolescence and adulthood

and get onto a satisfying career path.


Let me offer a couple of suggestions that others have found helpful.


First, career counsellors are equipped today with a wide range

of interest inventories, aptitude tests and temperament scales

that will help a young person get acquainted with himself

or herself. Consult a specialist who can spell out the possibilities.


Second, I would suggest that this young man find someone

who’s already working in a field that he finds interesting.


Call or write to such a person and ask for an hour of his

or her time. A face-to-face meeting with a successful member

of a profession or a trade can be very helpful.


So, to the young man who asked the question, I say: “The keys

to your future are all around you. Just go looking for them.”

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