Mon, 3 May 2021
If you have something you want to do or a job you want to take, and you want to make sure that you wind up in a place that suits you very well, how do you find the right fit? Let's take college as an example. Let's say that you want to find a college atmosphere that will offer you what you are looking for academically and also be a place that will help you to thrive. There are 5,300 colleges in the United States. How in the world do you figure out which one of these places will do that?
Our guest today, Sydney Alsip, offers some good advice on this process. Sydney is just getting ready to graduate high school, and her dream is to travel and judge sheep shows. She knows that she wants to go to a college with an excellent livestock judging program, but she also wants the college to be a good fit for her personality type.
Most colleges with the best livestock judging programs are two-year schools. However, the colleges you hear the most about are the higher profile, four-year universities. So, if they are getting all the press, how do you find that school that fits you and isn't getting any press?
Sydney did this by putting herself around people who were having success in college judging livestock. This is an important lesson. She wanted to do this and to find the right place, so she gravitated to people who were doing what she wanted to do. By listening to their conversations, asking good questions, and following their example she identified the right college for her.
What is so impressive about what Sydney did is that she found the right fit at the College of Northern Oklahoma, even though she is from Kentucky. Talk about a diamond in the rough! But, she did it, and this is possible for anyone else. If you know what you want to do but don't know how to start, put yourself in the company of those people who are doing what you want to do. The rest will take care of itself.