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Career after 12th: How to Choose and Pursue a Career Path


The one question that arises multiple times in a 12th grads brain is ‘what am I going to do next’, ‘What career path am I going to choose?’, ‘What value is the degree going to hold?’, ‘How much money will I be able to earn?’.

But while thinking about all of this, they often forget to ask themselves “who they really are?”….. What’s the one combination of skill-set that they want to acquire, And actually feel happy about it?

In this article, I’m not gonna talk about “WHAT” courses you have to choose or “WHAT” degree you have to learn, we are going to talk “HOW” to choose the right course, “HOW” to choose the right degree.

Here are 5 things that you’re gonna consider

What’s My Passion?

It might sound cliché, But it never ceases to amaze me, the fact that was reported by returntonow.net that said “In 2013, Forbes magazine reported on the poll, saying “work is more often a source of frustration than fulfilment for nearly 90% of the world’s workers.”

To figure out what you love you’ll have to ask yourself, What is the one thing that you would enjoy doing happily even if you weren’t paid anything in exchange………… THAT’s YOUR PASSION.

Who are the People, I can Look up to Seek inspiration?

Here is one of the biggest tip I would give you, Once you have figured out, what you are passionate about, the next step is to find people who belong to the same niche and ask them about their journey to the top. By doing this you can be certain about “are you ready to face the challenges that they did”. If no, you better back off. It’s never too late to quit.

Am I just doing this for Money?

There are a ton of people out there that choose a career just to assure value in terms of money and eventually end up getting bored of what they do, but keep doing it till they retire.

“Getting bored” is human nature, But how frequently getting bored is the question.

Make sure the thing that you’re getting into has a lot to do with your interests.

Make a Career Plan

Ones you have figured all of the above out, Now it’s time to plan on how are you actually Gonna achieve that goal. Research about every single thing that is required for you to be an expert, write that down so you won’t forget why you started, and just start doing it.

Fast Forward (Pro tip)

This is a tip for procrastinators. There is no getting around the fact that we all procrastinate. But whenever you realize that you’re not being as productive as you should be. Just keep your actions in mind, and fast forward your life by repeating it over and over again. And ask yourself, will you be what you’re supposed to be. (If you didn’t get it read it again. This will get you back to work much faster).


– Ravi Tikate

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