Towards your vocation and success.

From the age of 16, a whole new world opens up to young people. Transitioning from childhood to adolescence means that the individual who was previously considered a child begins to develop his or her potential. The body changes. The appearance becomes more and more adult. At the same time, the system in which we live is providing them with new economic opportunities. But it also makes them aware that they have to take responsibility for meeting the system’s requirements. In short, young people are gradually realising that they are in need of work.

But what is the significance of this?

Ideally, work should be a form of paid expression of ourselves. This means that you will be paid for offering your creativity, your talent and your individual skills in the form of a product. Since many people do not know their own abilities or do not have enough confidence in them, they sell what is closest to them: their time and their physical labour. Although this can be done in different ways, e.g. by fulfilling a role in a company, it is essentially this „commodity“ that most people are paid for. In this case, success depends on time, mental and physical performance. But why is this so?

Let’s start with school. Why? This is because the school has a dual purpose. On the one hand, a better understanding of the systemic world*1 in which people find themselves, and on the other hand, preparation for professional life. In principle, the Ministry of Education points out that the social mission of the school is to educate students to become mature and responsible individuals. It is intended to convey education, i.e. knowledge, skills and values, in a targeted manner in the classroom. In addition, the designation is supplemented as follows:

· Skill– Preparation for later life demands in work, private life and social functions

·Socialization – Teaching socially desirable behavior

· Selection – The selection and allocation of a social position or a social entitlement

· Legitimation – Communicating core social values to ensure loyalty and integration

According to the Federal Statistical Office*3, only 3.8% of employees are self-employed. In addition, the educational institute’s own experiences show that the learning material and learning system of mainstream schools are more suitable for training qualified specialists for existing companies.

Apart from the fact that school is good for developing social skills and discipline, it is clear that academic education is not sufficiently responsive to individual needs. Important topics such as:

– Recognition and experience of own skills and talents,

– To understand and develop the individual as something separate from the characteristics of his or her yet-to-be-developed personality.*4,

– Feeling confident and empowered,

– Understanding life as a tool for self-fulfilment,

– Recognize your job as your own calling,

– Understanding and experiencing success,

– Understanding responsibility as a state of mind.

Most young people, aware of life’s challenges, often find themselves in a dilemma between society’s expectations and needs and their own needs and aspirations.

People don’t know what they want, but they always want what they know.

So many people at the beginning of their careers have no choice but to be guided and advised by outside influences, hoping that sooner or later they will be lucky enough to experience joy as a result. The resulting dissatisfaction is often compensated for with hobbies, money or addictions.

How do you find out which career is right for you?

· Become aware of your individuality

· Follow your true joy

· Recognize your talents

· Feel your power

· Be creative

· Be brave

One of the most disturbing questions you can ask a young person is: „What do you want to be when you grow up?“

Because it implies that the person is nothing at all now… But that is not the case! You’re not nothing just because you haven’t adapted yet.

Every person brings unique and special qualities into the world. Instead, it means you can give the world something new and special. Now we need to find out what that is, in case you haven’t worked it out for yourself.

Gaining work experience in existing companies is helpful to get a clear picture of what it’s like there.

Trying is better than studying, but be aware that although you have the opportunity to realise yourself in an existing company, those who offer work have realised their own dream and you are mainly helping them.

I wish you lots of joy and success in finding and following your path in life. Subscribe to mine Newsletter with tips and tricks for your professional and personal development.

individual evidence

*1: Our lives are based on a system chosen by human beings. It regulates almost all social, economic and scientific processes.. Going to school and studying serve to learn this.



*4: Individuality describes the unique character trait of a person that sets them apart from others. The term “personality,” on the other hand, refers to a person’s external characteristics as viewed from the outside.