4. Life Plans

Do you know where you want to be in ten years?

You think you know what you want to do. There are no guarantees you’ll ever enter this career path. You could fail to get into a higher education course, or employers could reject you for someone with better credentials. Your only choice is to change careers.

Moreover, you might decide what you thought was your chosen career isn’t any longer. Life plans change. If you concentrated entirely on one type of career, you won’t have any foundations for entering an alternate career.

There are hundreds of reasons why your plans could change. You might suffer from illness, financial issues, family commitments, or the sector you want to enter could become obsolete as a result of new technology.

The people best placed to flourish in the fast-paced 21st century are those who can transition between different areas of society with ease.