It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. - J.K.Rowling

Contents: Dream -> Believe -> Perform -> Succeed - What if you make a mistake? - Take action: Find out your options. Plan for your future

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We all need a purpose in life. Ideally such purpose will also fulfill all of our financial needs.

Follow your heart. Explore what you want to do to make an honest living, not what others want you to do.

Mechanics do not make enough money, they say.

What if you love mechanics, have tried it and still love it ? Why not follow your heart, apply yourself and become really good at it. Take pride in it.
And if you really need that money.... by being an outstanding mechanic or having your own business, your odds of making that money are high.

... Only if you need it though. How much money do you really need ?
Issues with credit card use: get rid of it and get a debit card. You can still use it for online purchases but you will only be able to spend what is available in the account.
Issues with budgetting? Putting money aside? Saving prior to purchasing? You will find free advice amongst your local community services. Living in Cowra, NSW? Try the Cowra services.

What if you make a mistake?

Never be afraid to follow your heart.

You have a dream. You now have to believe. Take action: find out the options for acquiring the skills so you can perform. Perform, then you will succeed -- within yourself -- There is no other measure of success: the opinion of others do not matter; neither do you need their approval.

If you want to change path later on, you will be able to. You will find and create other opportunities.


Which paths will lead you there? What knowledge? Education? Talk to the career counsellor at your local high school, TAFE, or university. Check on the Internet, at the library.

Talk to your friends, neighbours. Do they know anyone working in that field?

Check the local newspaper. Listen to the locals. Find an honest professional with a good reputation.

No one local? How far are you willing to take your dream? Come on. Australia is a vast country, full of opportunities. Take them on.

Approach the honest, reputable professionals. Would they take you on for work experience (free of charge, of course) ?


  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything . Ken Robinson. Pub: the Penguin Group, 2009 - ISBN: 978-0-141-04525-2


The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they enjoy most. - Malcolm Forbes

When we are challenged to be what we can become. - Unknown author

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Marie Curie

Courage is not the absence of fear. It is going forward with the face of fear. - Abraham Lincoln.

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. - Sven Goran Erikson

Doubt can only be removed by action. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

To pass through this world and never take a bold step for fear of rebuke and derision is to deprive yourself of the true vitality of life [...] A man who dies without an enemy is neither a man of passsion nor a warrior, nor will they remember him. - Michael Keenan The horses too are gone (p340)

Almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. [...] Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the traps of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. - Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. - R. Buckminster Fuller

We are fortunate. All this time we've been given. We must use it well. - From movie Shooting dogs

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost. - George Shultz

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. - O G Mandino

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. It is a journey. - Burton Hills