Whats my Next Step in order to succeed?

Mexico
October 19, 2007 2:47pm CST
It has been already a month since I quit my last job, I am giving it a pause to think bout it. I am 20 years old, I know I am young and that is precisely why. I don't wish to reach the age of 30, 35, 40 and still just an employee. I don't lack any NEEDS, I only lack LUXURY. Currently I'm not RICH, but I'm not poor neither, my family will provide me with food, house and everything needed. But I don't wish em to provide me with my greeds or luxury. I wish to buy things with my own money and effort. Short Story told, my current state of life is NORMAL. But I want more, I have been thinking about a lot of things, my future ME, my future wife, my future job and everything that is yet to come. My dream is to climb up the ladder of Business Cycle, if not reach the top, at least near the top until i reach the top (bit of abstract). What can I do? What should I do? Should I really go to university? Don't You learn more through practical experience then theorical lessons? Please help, I am really desperate.. this pause in my life has reached its peak where I can't analyze the situation smoothly. I feel as if I lost my Direction.
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@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
20 Oct 07
I think if you want to succeed in business you need at least some education in marketing so college is a good choice I'm 21 now and I'm on my third year of computer sience. it's not the same so you may be satisfied with extramural studies. It will allow you to get a job and some experience, too. Many of my friends do that and they're happy with it.
• Mexico
20 Oct 07
Have you read biographies from the biggest business man alife? of course i dont mean that everyone borns with those talents, but i believe, anyone can succed if they work hard with effort and WILL I have indeed seen the outcome of ppl who actually study college and those that dont, do know i live in Latin America, and here is realyl really different from USA or Europe since its a continent in developement, from 3rd world to 2nd world and in 50 years maybe one of the strongest continent in latin america, ppl who actually come out of college, only get STANDARD JOBS and as to ppl who work from their young ages, they reach near the top of the business cycle earlier then those who come from college another thing is that in latinamerica the Diploma, Study certificate can actually be bought.. that is how corrupt here is
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@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
20 Oct 07
I belive there are tons of people who think that they can be next Bill Gates... And my country is not even 20 years after the comunism was destroyed in it so here's many things to do, too. And you forget that you won't be a big fish from the start, and those who are big fishes now stared with a standart job. That's why I wrote extramural studies. Because after you finish them and you use your time well you'll have more knowledge of how handle business from school and a practical knowledge from job.
• Mexico
20 Oct 07
Yes indeed, i agree with you, no one startes a big fish but they eat in order to become that fat and big fish... i believe thats the same theory.. in order to be able to absorb experiences and lessons i need an empty mind. Whats is the function of a BOWL Would you rather USE a bowl full of rice or would rather USE an empty BOWL there are many different paths to take, and i am currently in the cross.. which is really a pain in my a$$
• China
20 Oct 07
Hello friend ,first where are you from? Because i can see a Chinese word "?" in your picture,but from your words i can infer that you aren't ,would you mind to tell me? From the "?",i can see you may do not know how to do,but i can not tell you how to do exactly,what i can say is that the word is developed quickly and colorful in nowdays,and the oppotunities is in anywhere. Just trust youself! May we be firends?
• Mexico
20 Oct 07
My parents are Taiwanese, but i was born in South America, i do speak Hokkien, Mandarin, English Spanish Portuguese and understand a little bit of korean japanese as well the word ? from the phrase ?? as to THOUGHT.. or THINKING
• China
23 Oct 07
As one of the mainland of China,i am very happy to see you----brather beyond the channel,and i admire greatly that you can know so many languages.I am sure you will be verry successful in the future. By the way,do you use MSN or QQ? Would like to tell me? my e-mial:sanjiguan@gmail.com
@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
30 Oct 07
I work in international business since 1998. I work from my age 18. I am 33. I can speak about my experiences. You are in a very good situation, that you live with your parents, and you do not have to work for your own living. Use out this possibility first. Yes, you must go to university or to college. It is very important, because in this way you can make a lot of relationships, that you will need in business life very very much. Even more you will have a diplom, that you may need. The best way to be succesfull is to hold your relationships alive. Without relationships you can open a business, but it is not easy to enter to any markets. If you want to open a little shop, or restaurant, you will not need relationships of course, but everything is working better if you have friends here and there. SO be kind with everybody, you may not know how they can change your life in a better way tommorrow. I wish you power, and patient, and a lot of wisdom.
• Chile
29 Apr 09
Dolcerina, your Advice has by far proven to be very SOLID and Right, I am machikaiser, I have forgotten my old password. *LoL* it has been 2 years since I last Posted here~
@Jamian (2604)
• Philippines
28 Oct 07
if you want to become successful, train hard and join a network marketing business.
• Mexico
29 Oct 07
network marketing business... could you tell me more?
• India
20 Oct 07
You are midle class people.Your discussion is good.
• Mexico
20 Oct 07
I could have chosen to be the Strawberry type of person, just Living off my parents Richness, but i find life like that unmeaninful and unsightful i prefer to seed and harvest MYSELF
• United States
20 Oct 07
I seems to me as tho, you left out the beginning of you career that ia additional training, the university would open your thought process, to reach for bigger and better things to come. A long with the porper training. What about business management?
• Mexico
20 Oct 07
The reason i didnt go to college when i was prompted its because i had different point of views, and the reason as to why now i will suddenly think bout going to college, is because i am not doing nothing currently hence i am free to think all day long
@hjz3501 (16)
• China
20 Oct 07
to have striven,to have made the effort,to have been true to certain ideals-this alone is worth the struggle. patience and diligence,like faith,remove moutains. method goes far to prevent trouble in business:for it makes the task easy,hinders confusion,saves abundance of time,and instructs that have business depending,both what to do and what to hope!
• Mexico
20 Oct 07
I guess i am at the stage of patience then and faith.. but i only have faith in my own efforts ^_^
• United States
19 Oct 07
Well I am your age and in college. Unfortunatly that piece of paper from a university will automatically make you go further. I go to school full time and work retail. I work really hard and my bosses see it and are already wanting to promote me. My biggest advice in going to college is, go in as a general student. I went in with a major and Im a junior and realizing I hate it. Truely find something you love to learn about and would be ok with doing for the rest of your life. Explore all options and Community college is just as good of an option as a University. The undergrad degree doesn't matter as much with where it came from, its having it that matters. I guess it's a soul searching thing. Figure out things you love and find a way to incorporate them into your career. Good luck, it's not easy.
• Mexico
19 Oct 07
i will consider it... guess it really matters eh...