Set your target and work towards it

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 January, 2008, 12:00am

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was young, my parents and teachers asked me this question. Some of you may have written an essay about it.

But have you thought about your career options seriously?

My mother always says that I should be a doctor, a lawyer or an architect. I might be able to earn a lot from these professions but I'm not interested in them.

There are many other jobs, like a legislator, an accountant and a quantity surveyor.

There are many choices, but it's important that you plan your future.

If you have a target, there's one more good reason why you should study harder.

Tsoi Wing-kwan, Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College

From the Editor

You're right, Wing-kwan, having a target is very important in life. We all have dreams and visions. These are our motivating forces.

It's important to plan what you want to be, what kind of career you are interested in and what kind of person you want to become. Then you can work on achieving those goals step by step.

Many students think it's important to have a prestigious or high-paying job when they get out of school. But you should follow your heart. Doing something you are genuinely interested in makes it a lot more rewarding and enjoyable.

It always pays off to do something you like.

Helen, Chief Sub-editor