Much research in recent years has focused upon positivity and mindfulness. These are both seen as essential for living a fruitful life and are essential skills for school, work, play and social relationships. Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania has termed a person’s ability to focus on long term goals as “Grit”.
You are going places. You may not know where, but high school will end and then where will you go next? For some, the next place is college, whether for two or four years. Others will take a “gap year” to explore the world or work at a job or serve others. There are those that will become full-time athletes or learn a trade that will lead to a career. Where are you going?
The very idea of career planning discussions provokes anxiety in almost every student. Make a bad choice, and the misery will never end; you can be disappointed in them, life can be wasted, the future is wasted, and on and on.