The success of a man’s life depends on the wise Choice of Career. However, to choose the right career is not an easy task. We should mind that the shifting circumstances of the present-day society make some of the flourishing Careers of today a dull and unprofitable one tomorrow.
In the West, the educational system is fairly job-oriented. The direction of the choice there is almost decided when a young man opts for the type of school or training to which he will go. Here in India, the case is quite different. Almost all the young men are provided with a general stream, and when they come out, face a grave problem of unemployment. Even a student who chooses a science stream cannot decide whether he will be a theoretical scientist, or a medical man, or an engineer, or a technician. Lately, however, counselling is being provided in some institutions. Career guide magazines P and bulletins to have become somewhat helpful. Yet when a young man at the end of his school or college finds all avenues of employment congested or blocked, he feels depressed or frustrated. He goes about knocking from door to door and rolls from post to pillar and pillar to post for seeking a job. What is needed in these days is not luck but pluck and that can be done through the choice of career from the preparatory stage.
In choosing a Career what is first necessary is to know one’s own taste and aptitude. Nothing is so distressful and disastrous as to force a young man to be something for which he has no liking or inclination. Let him and his guardians study his aptitude, and choose the Career most suited to him.
A young man must cease to be a romantic dreamer, and face the rugged realities of life. Of course, it is not that he should not have any dream. The fact is that he should chase his dream, but must not try to take any short cut.
Having chosen a Career, two things are necessary. First, he must ready to learn its secrets in a spirit of real devotion. If he wishes to be a trader, let him begin from the very beginning. If he wants to be a journalist, a medical man, a lawyer or an engineer, he must learn the essentials of success in his career.
Secondly, he must be ready to adhere to the chosen Career and fight for it. A rolling stone gathers no moss, and a drifting worker achieves a no success. With confidence in himself, he should apply himself to the task. Honest efforts are usually crowned with success.
However, the young men should be aware of exploitation all around with political pulls. This makes a choice difficult and success is often a gamble with a chance.
There is a maxim “Every man is an architect of his life.” Let every man adopt this to the motto of his life. Let him find his Career and build it up like an architect-brick by brick, with patience and perseverance. He should remember-great men are self-made men.