A majority us have dropped big money on a college or university education. I’m not here to debate between whether college or university is better, because in my own opinion it doesn’t matter, and I don’t really care. I’m here to talk about why most of us chose to go in the first place.
We’ve all finished four years of (what we thought was the best, but in retrospect, totally sucked) our life learning things we’re never going to use in the real world.
Now we’re back in college/uni for another three or four years which, at the beginning, could seem like a long time. Yet if you stop and think about it…it’s nothing.
Going to post-secondary should offer you insight into who you are and what you want to get out of your future. It’s a time for personal growth and development and learning. You may not figure out what you want to do, you can get two years into your program and realize this shit isn’t you anymore. For those who do finish and make it through, holding onto that elusive sheet of paper we all payed the big bucks for called a degree, we are then expected to go out and find a job and start a life.
Your future isn’t decided or outlined perfectly when you’re in school, but it can have an enormous influence on it.
TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.
So why would you spend those four years drunk and high all the time, putting in the bare minimum amount of work to get by? Because you hear people say, your grades don’t matter, it’s the degree that counts.
Is the goal the degree at the end of four years? Or is the goal to find a career, start a family, start a life and build something for yourself? What kind of a work ethic are you building for yourself if you just ‘get by’ on the bare minimum?
I’ll tell you.
A shitty one.
Would you treat the rest of your life the way some people treat their college/uni days? You honestly wouldn’t half-ass the remaining days of your life just to make it, always putting in the bare minimum just because it worked before. Would you?
You’re here because you made an active choice and clearly place intrinsic value in your education.
So, don’t waste your time.
You can’t get it back.