Done and dusted with the all important school board exams and you are all set to make that BIG decision of life which could turn your life upside down or have it escalated.
This is the moment where you would feel everything that makes you feel like a bait. All eyes are on you, the pressure is as big as the mountain you thought was impossible to climb. You have to choose the course and the college where you will be learning and attending respectively, in order to give yourself the identity that's going to last for a life time.
Following can be the streams of suggestions that could have your mind do a somersault:
The parent trap:
Parents hear from other parents about colleges and courses which the other parents' kids would have already had a taste of and suggest you to follow the same.
Your friend might have the best taste when it comes to fashion, but would you consider his/ her suggestion when it comes to a selection of your choice?
Your relatives are just a thought away and there they are with "n" number of examples and suggestions. Mind you, most of their words include "This college is bad", "This course may not be useful" and so on (mostly, if not always).
The world of the "unknown":
Then you put up a status about how perplexed you are on deciding your future on all available social networking sites and "Ka-Boom" you have people you thought you knew, people you never knew, and people you thought did not exist; all suggesting a course or two...and a college or more...
Mix it all up and you are in a quandary and then probably worn out to recognise that you are just blindly following the "popular" stuff and haven't even noticed that you have become one of the sheep in the large flock of sheep!
Hold it! You are the one who's leading your life, not others! So it does not really matter what Mr.X picked up as a course to study, or which college Miss.Y is getting admitted to. What matters most would be the answer you can receive for yourself, which will assist you in considering the subject you want to study in the college. This would help you progress ahead.
If you think you make a good engineer, go for it! Question yourself about what kind of an engineer would you be the best at being? Are you a computer wizard? Do you like electronic stuff? Are you your personal "fix-it-all" person? Do you love vehicles? When you answer it for yourself, you will know what to zero in on.
Do you think you can be a good doctor? (Not because it was someone's dream that you would be!) Can you believe in yourself that you can study the illness and cure a person? Go ahead... be the doctor. Be it a doctor for babies, adults or animals, it won't matter as long as that is what you believe will make you successful.
Think about a few more fields where you can excel. Say, Writer? Photographer? Cartoonist? Go for it! But be sure to acknowledge the credits and (the forbidden word) failure as your own, as YOU have the keys! So, don't be a sheep blindly following something, just because its famous or just because everyone else is getting at it! Think about it in your own shoes and lead on, like a shepherd.