I recently read that the percentage of first-time, bachelor’s degree seeking students at 4-year institutions is at a success rate of of 59%.
This is good progress but why not 100%?
College is a package that includes a sequence of easy to follow stepping-stones, built-in trajectory and maybe even a little handholding. No risk here!
Not So Neat and Clean
Life on the other hand is not so ordered. You could say the stepping-stones to success in life are randomly strewn about. It is precisely this uncertainty and elevated risk that holds people back.
So what will help you?
- Create a plan with bridges, end-runs and route-finding?
- Lay your stepping stones?
- Just go for it, dam the torpedoes?
- Or stay put, wait and wish?