1. Always plan for tomorrow
Most importantly, your adult working life- unlike the case with College students- has already begun. So make the most of your skills when you have the time. If you want to write, but haven’t got an English degree, then that’s not the end of the world. Start a blog instead. Write book reviews on it. Or ramble about the latest political events in your country. Whatever the goal, young people outside the College system must strive from day one of their post-High-School years to make their life a better one.
And though you may fail with that blog, or not get accepted into that apprenticeship scheme, the most important thing will be that you’re putting yourself out there. You’re trying. And if you’re making mistakes, you’ll be learning from them. If that doesn’t help, then make sure you apply this quote to your everyday life. It came from a man who knew a thing or two about life.