Life after Learning your career.

You don't do a master's degree from a classroom, you do it from the field. And I'm not talking about the mode of attending classes, whether online or part-time. I'm talking about where your career life is by the time you undertake it

You don't do a master's degree from a classroom, you do it from the field. And I'm not talking about the mode of attending classes, whether online or part-time. I'm talking about where your career life is by the time you undertake it. If you study your masters in the same fashion you did your undergraduate you'll waste yourself. 

 

From previous lectures we've said that undergraduate degree gives you an Anchor, or the first standpoint financially. A lunching pad to step on before you go to where you belong. 

 

After pinning an anchor you're supposed to start exploration, looking first and foremost for YOURSELF. Not a well paying job or the newest club in town. There's no such thing as 'a secure and well paying job' at this stage. If you get lured by perks and you unpack at your first job you'll have started your stagnation. 

 

You don't work only for money although you need it. Your biggest aim is self actualization and you should not let 'green pastures' make you settle before you arrive.

 

When you find yourself, you find your center, your fulcrum. For people who were raised on an emergy of survival rather than an energy of success, finding your center will be harder because it's buried beneath many layers of fear and pain. Always hire excavators to speed up the process. Psychological excavators. 

 

Master's is supposed to build on this Axle, or your fulcrum, the mainstay of your strengths. So you study while still practising. Undergraduate is a nursery bed where you're kept under a shed and watered. But master's is a gym that you attend for a few hours and go into life. 

 

 Even if it's a new field you're entering and you can't quite practise, you must assign yourself more practicals than the lecturers assign you. You must throw yourself into the field and study it 'from within.'

 

You come from the field to attend lectures, not the other way of coming from class to attend the field like a visitor. That's how most people do their Anchor or undergraduate, because they're yet to find themselves ,their Axle.

 

Undergraduate gives you temporary shelter so that you can find your true north. A master's gives you wings to fly to your domain. 

 

If you happen to have done your undergraduate in the same area your strengths are, still pause and narrow down to an area of specialisation within that field and build yourself in it. 

 

 


Maxwell Onyango

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