I was so surprised when I realized that life is going to be very difficult if you don’t have plan. When I was in 8th grade, I made up my mind that I wanted to be a Missouri Tiger. The problem is that when I got to Mizzou, I stopped planning and I had no vision for my future. I was aimlessly going through the motions as I struggled to make it through college. I had no post graduate plans because I had no vision. My mid-twenties were filled with doubt and uncertainty because I failed to continue to look to the future.
Those of you who are Seniors can learn from my mistake. While you should enjoy the excitement that comes with being a Senior and going to college, you should always be looking to the future. You should always have a plan to bring that vision into reality. It may seem difficult and unnecessary when you first consider it, but I guarantee you that it will help you to not waste precious time. Sadly, there are students out there who have regrets about the time they wasted while they were in high school. Some of those same students do not make it to graduation. Some end up making it to college only to realize that they are severely unprepared because of the shortcuts they took in high school.
Most importantly, no one can make you do what I am suggesting and you won’t immediately experience the negative consequences of not having a vision. It may be possible to be successful on accident, however do you want to take that risk with your life? Having a vision and a plan will allow you to be successful on purpose. Think about it. What’s your vision?
MB (c/o 98)
It Can Be Done