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The more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know. And that’s a humbling realization.
If you want to be a learner, you have to appreciate the fact that you have much to learn. This is not false humility or some kind of feigned status. It is a mindset.
Master the principles your potential mentor teaches and then share with them how it made an impact on your life, sometimes that’s enough to kickstart a relationship that becomes a mentorship.
This can work because you’re demonstrating that their teaching works which makes them more invested in you, as you display the value of their techniques and reputation.
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Now, and possibly in the future, colleges will have to focus more on training and change their curriculum to meet the demands of employers.
A four-year college education remains the best choice for those who can get admitted to a selective university. But for everyone else, an alternative path might be the best way to go.
In the future, one training path will be company-sponsored apprenticeship programs to cover the skills missing between the secondary system and what employers are looking for.
Which of your projects, errands and general to-do items do you still have left from the previous year that you may be able to complete in less than 2 hours? Do them now to enable you to give yourself a fresh start.
Dreaming is great, but if you want to accomplish some improvements, you need to make your dream more realistic.
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