@Ambition, I didn't know what I wanted to do either, I just wanted to be successful with it.
Fortunately my father's a CEO of an investment/finance company and landed me with a work experience job overseas for a couple of months in the marketing department, I actually didn't mind this, I'm not a numbers guy tho, suck at maths. But it certainly was a big deal in helping my future.
When I was over there each weekend we would go walk with his lawyer in a forest in Istanbul somewhere, gradually I liked how he told me what his job was, I've seen it on t.v. read about it and I became interested. Now I wouldn't say I'm out to either sue someone to end their life in court or just merge a business deal or deal with any other legal aids but I generally found this very interesting. So I began studying law, psychology, Sociology, English Lit (omg) and politics this year in hopes of doing a law degree next year and beyond.
I'm was only 19 when I started this course and who knows, maybe in 10 years time I want to be in the fashion designer industry lol.
I suggest doing work experience in areas might help you -- It helped me.
what a great feeling it is for a father to be able to say his son is super successful. Bragging rights haha. Thanks for your advice and time!
Meh I wouldn't totally go by this. I wasn't the best behaved kid on the block during school, I've turned it around though but in the process I saw my bro go to Rugby school and get good grades and all his friends get good grades and I hated listening to this.
I think there's a lot more than academic to a child and school isn't suited for everyone -- but... I grew up in a wealthy area and everyone's mum or dad was a somebody -- and my mum hated hearing about how children were compared through grades or music talent or sport or how great someone was. Something to be humble about.
You don't need to have a successful $$$$ to make a family member happy, perhaps staying out of jail is one of the agendas LOL.