I spent a lot of time after high school working one part time or temporary job after another. There seemed to be an endless sea of mediocrity before me that I would not likely bypass any time soon. I spent day after day going into the same dead-end jobs. I was hoping and praying that one day my ship would come in or I would eventually get lucky and things would turn around for me. Needless to say, things never turned around for me. How does the saying go? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
That’s the truth you know? If you are doing the same thing day after day while expecting things to change, you might want to have your head examined. I am sorry if that offends anyone who may be reading this. Luckily for all of us this type of insanity can easily be overcome. All we need to do is change our perception of the way things are. We have to take off our rose colored glasses and face some cold hard truths. Let’s face it, if you did not finish high school then you are going to have a hard time finding a serious job that is worth much. If you finished high school at least have a shot at a normal job that will sustain your life. It might not give you many perks but you should be able to support yourself.
The cold hard truth of the matter is that unless you work very hard and / or get very lucky you will have a hard time being successful with only a high school diploma as well. The best thing you can hope for is that you took your lessons very well and were born with some natural talents that will allow you to carve a way in this world unlike the path of those around you. As far as really finding success in the business world goes, many companies require an employee to hold at least an associates degree to have any real chance at a career with them. Many large businesses won’t even consider applicants unless they present a list of schools they have attended.
In addition to simply finding jobs easier, you will find better jobs with a degree than without. You will have a range of positions to choose from rather than simply having to take the first thing that is offered to you. Imagine if you sent out a handful of resumes and every one of the places you applied quickly responded favorably offering you choice of positions with them. That is not just a dream for some people.