Education: The foundation for change
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma-, which is living with the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs
We are told all the time that life is short, so live it fully and make it count. Yet somewhere along the way reality sets in and we are forced to make decisions based on what needs to be done as opposed to what we truly want. Many of us feel trapped in our jobs and our careers and have no idea how to change our course. The jobs we are in have a huge impact on our personal lives and general mental well being. We change as we grow older. As time goes on our life experiences shape us into different people with different wants and needs, different to those that we had when we were younger.
The reality is if we are not happy in our work then we simply will not be happy at home. How then do we change this? How do we begin the process of living the life we imagined? Education. Education is the foundation for change.
We are now lucky enough to live in a time where we have the ability to educate ourselves and up skill without having to leave home. This means that we are still able to work and earn an income whilst studying around working hours. This flexibility gives us the opportunity to change our career paths without our lives coming to a complete stand still.
For many people the cost of study can seem daunting at first yet there are a variety of different financial options to suit individual needs, making it accessible, attainable and most importantly, achievable.
Technology has provided us with the tools to take control of how we live our lives. The way in which we learn and communicate has evolved so much since most of us last engaged in any formal study. Studying online not only opens up our minds to new and exciting information but also allows us to network and communicate with like-minded people from all walks of life. The world of technology is continuously evolving and it is an exciting time to reap the benefits of what this change could do for you.
With education comes innovation. Networking and learning with like-minded people and being surrounded by inspiring and interesting ideas helps you to create your career path and brings out the best of what you have to offer. People may associate studying online with solitude but in fact it is far from it. Forums, blogs and online support helps to ensure you are never alone and can reach out for help at any time. It also means that you are not restricted to one small community. The opportunity to connect with a diverse group of people from all over the world is possible. It is also a positive way to engage in new technologies and embrace the ever-changing face of how we communicate.
There is a wide selection of online courses to choose from which allows you to make a change for the better. Do not allow yourself to be defined by what others think you are. Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what’s even scarier? Regret.
You are never too old to change. Never too old to set another goal. Never too old to begin again and dream a new dream. You owe it to yourself to create a happy ending. It’s all right there in front of you, so what are you waiting for?
About the author:
Sarah Harrison has a Bachelor of Communications and provides content for the Ivy College blog. Her love of photography and writing has allowed her to create a career providing businesses creative content for their blogs, social media and websites. Sarah also runs her own blog, www.ouryounghearts.com which acts as a wonderful creative outlet for her when she is not chasing after her three small children.