I was meeting with a student this week and the day before he got together with individuals in his dream career path of Banking They painted a rather bleak picture of his chances of entering the field and the student left rather discouraged.
By the time he sat down in my office, this student was so swayed by his new “friends” that he had given up. Each time we discussed a possible point of entry, this student told me why it couldn’t happen.
So we stopped the conversation and I asked him if he was still interested in the role in Banking. When he told me he was, we talked about while it’s important to know the reality of the situation not let it determine his outcome.
It’s so easy to be swayed by others. Be sure that you have a solid grounding in why your goal is important to you and then look for ways to make it happen. And, if you get shut down in one direction – find another path to your success.
Have a great weekend,