3 Keys to a good life after high school

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It can feel pretty overwhelming as you finish up high school and step into the next chapter of your life. Whether you’re continuing your studies, going straight into the workforce or taking a break, we think there are three key steps you should take to have a good time and enjoy the ride.

1. Do Something you Love

Knowing what you want to do after high school is a big decision, and while some other factors may come into play, it’s important to make sure you’re doing something you love. Whether this is taking some time off and travelling, finding a job, or starting a course in a new field to broaden your skillset, there will be an option out there for you.

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2. Persevere

Life gets tough sometimes – assessment is difficult, work can get overwhelming, or something might happen in your personal life. Perseverance is key; you might feel like the easiest solution is to quit, but push through! It may not feel like it in the moment, but it will definitely be worth it in the long run.

3. Be Okay with Failure

Failure is a part of life – it’s unavoidable. And while it’s not particularly fun to fail, it allows you to continue to learn and gain experience. How you deal with failure is more important than how you deal with success – you have to learn to bounce back and continue moving forward to grow.

So there you have it, our three keys to a good life after high school – do something you love, persevere, and be okay with failure. While it may be easier said than done to do these, take it one step at a time!