Does anyone else feel like they've gone down the wrong path in life but all of it could have been avoided if someone.....just one person......could have said '' Hey buddy, don't do A. Do B. ''.
Just one piece of advice could have led you down a different path and the sequential events that follow that path.
I mean that is the goal of humanity in a way. It's how progress is achieved. One scientist makes a few errors and a discovery, and then records that in written form. Then future scientists read that and know what to do and what not to do. The knowledge gets passed down and people make less errors in the future, and get more guidance.
I feel like this is what should happen to everyone regarding life and careers but for some reason it didn't happen to me. I had no guidance. And worse, I feel like I should have seeked out that guidance because we live in an age where information is present at your fingertips. But it never occurred to me that I had to seek it out because I didn't even know what to seek out. I needed the guidance to seek out the guidance.
Example: I never studied that hard in school. Was pretty average and never cared. But in university, I finally did the thing that I had a passion for and I worked really hard. I worked REALLY hard. But even after that, my scores were nothing great. Towards the end of it, I realized that its not about how hard you work.....it's about following the proper guidelines. But I feel like I realized it too late. If I could re-do it again with this new knowledge and perspective, I think I would have scored better.
I wish I just had someone tell me what to do at every stage in life. Like a wise friend or mentor. It feels like everything I do is the wrong thing. I know mistakes are important because you learn from them, but.....it feels like everything is a mistake