Curve balls are not only a part of baseball, they are a fact of life. What happens to the college student who leaves home for college with a career plan that has been a dream since childhood and then becomes disillusioned? What happens to the student who starts his college career with one particular major and then partway through his education finds he has chosen the wrong one? Unfortunately I have seen some students (and adults) stay true to a course that is ill-fitted. My belief is that other than birth and death there is not too much in life that is set in stone. Life is about changing our swing and not always swinging for the fence. What are the solutions when we become disenfranchised? Here are some suggestions from USA Today College (9/18/13):
- Take a step back
- Be realistic
- Ask for advice
- Experiment, be open to new ideas, think outside the box
- Follow your intuition.