YOUR DREAMS –
you have questions like "What am I going
to do after I graduate", "How do I identify
the right profession for me", "How do
I prepare for my transition from my studies to
my professional life effectively and least stressful"?
In a series of articles I will guide with hints,
tips and share my experience with you to answer
the above questions.
So what makes you Happy?
“Studying was one of the best times in my life"
when you ask people about the highlights of theirs
life. This answer is actually quite common across
different nationalities and cultures. I have often
wondered why this would be the case since different
cultures appear to be quite unique across the
globe and share a very different set of values.
I think the answer has something to do with the
fact that all humans share a common set of basic
needs that need to be addressed at any given time
5 Dimensions that influence your happiness:
Stability – we often discover our
“first love” and experiment with (serious)
relationships during our studies
Challenge – throughout the studies
one would hope this to be the most developing
dimension of our being.
Belief – many of our dreams and
hopes for our life get developed during
the course of our studies, our believe system
is manifested during this time
Fitness – most of us achieve full
physical development during our studies,
this is the time when our bodies are the
fittest by nature
Stability –whether our parents
pay, we took a bank loan with a low interest,
we received scholarships or we saved up
the money to study – we are least concerned
with finances during that part of our life
while not living at home anymore (for most
order to be unconditionally happy, all those
dimensions need appropriate stimulation and
development throughout your life. Any job
you take up after your studies will impact
most of the above dimensions and many people
suddenly seem to become unhappy with their
lives - many of you might be afraid of this
situation. Have you heard descriptions like:
"My job is not challenging enough",
"My job doesn't pay well", "My
job is .....", “I’m sitting in front
of the computer all day long”, "It's
a necessary evil to get some cash in"
is how many people describe their jobs. I
want you to be as happy as possible and hope
you will never describe your jobs as above.
It is up to you to find the right job that
will make you happy and stimulate all the
five dimensions of happiness. That is why
I am writing to you today. In the next article
you will find out how important it is to have
a strategy for your studies ready; I will
discuss my personal experience and that of
others that I've observed and will conclude
tips for you on how to get through the most
out of your studies.