I recently received an email from Andras, who told me he was an educator at a dormitory in the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary.
In the email, he asked me what one thing I wish I had been told when I left school. I had to think about this for a while, but I soon came up with my answer.
Uncertainty is OK
I replied that the single thing I wish I had been told when I left school was that it’s OK to not know exactly what you want to do with your life.
There would have been far less pressure on me to define a career path if I was told this, and I wouldn’t have felt like such an outcast because I didn’t know what direction I wanted to take with my life.
Uncertainty can offer new experiences and directions
Looking back, I am glad that I had this uncertainty as without it, I have no doubt that I would not have lived, travelled and worked in a number of countries around the world and enjoyed all the associated benefits of such an experience.
I would not have met the people I did, had the experiences I enjoyed, and ended up with the outlook on life that I currently have.
How about you?
What was the one thing you wish you were told when you left school? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.