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If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going in Life, Life Will Decide for You

Where Are You Going?

Tom Egelhoff
3 min readMay 26


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When I was growing up, I thought everyone knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. For some reason, — I never did.

If you told the people I went to high school with that I would someday write three books, one a university textbook, have a talk radio show, and write for multiple sites and publications, without a college degree, they would probably question your choice of pharmaceuticals.

People seem to know from an early age if they want to be doctors, lawyers, builders, and teachers. And somehow, it’s a calling for them.

I was always waiting for that call, but it never came.

I kept asking — why am I here?

Mark Twain once said, “There are two important days in your life. The day you’re born and the day you find out why?”

And if you don’t pick what you want to do with your life, life will decide it for you.

That’s what happened to me. And guess what? That’s OK. If you’re in that same position, then read on.

A, B, C, D, Students

There is an old saying, “A students teach, B and C students work for D students.”

It means that while education is necessary, it isn’t the only answer to success.

Things like drive, ambition, and initiative are not taught in school but often surface when an idea presents itself.

Another old saying is, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

When an idea appears, the student’s mind becomes an open sponge and learns whatever is necessary to bring their vision to fruition.

Some Final Thoughts

If you have no clue what you want to be when you grow up, don’t think you’re wasting your time doing whatever it is you’re doing.

Every opportunity in life is a learning experience you take to your next challenge.



Tom Egelhoff

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