I frequently think about my future, but I usually never think about which career I will have. Instead, I picture myself retiring early, travelling, and enjoying nature by spending time at a cottage. Since I have never had a strong passion for anything other than making money, I decided to base my career choices on just that. Looking at my skills and what I would enjoy doing, I’ve come up with three career options, being a lawyer, an investment banker, or an entrepreneur. All of these careers involve hard work, long hours, and strong dedication but come with high rewards and a possibility for early retirement. They also don't leave much time for raising a family but I don't want children so this doesn't bother me. While I know all of these careers will be difficult to achieve, I rather aim high and fall short than not try at all. I chose to not make any 'easy' plans because I know that no matter what I choose to do in the future, it is going to be hard. I'm going to be working stressful, long hours and I'm okay with that because if I didn't, I would feel like I wasn't working hard enough.
After outlining my future plans, it seems as though pursuing law is the most stable and least competitive option. Investment banking is a competitive field with limited jobs and starting a company comes with a big possibility of failure. However, this has not persuaded me enough to choose either plan and I still consider them all viable options. I hope my next three years of experience in university will help me see which career suits me best.
Plan 1 — Lawyer
Plan 2 — Investment Banker
Plan 3 — Entrepreneur
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