Okay, sometime how, at some point maybe for a very, very short moment, or for a while you knew that eventually you’d have to release the umbilical cord from mom and dad.  This is your moment. Your senior year allows you the opportunity to start making decisions for yourself. I know senioritis settles in guys.

It is tough to get through another day of high school. But, just think, these next 8 months will determine the rest of your life.

You know the saying, what you put into something, you will get out?  Well, these next 8 months are a crucial time for you to develop a plan of action in which you can accomplish several things:

*high school grades/involvement/completion and graduation

*career selection ( remember 2-3 choices 🙂 )

*college selection

*your personal and professional five-year strategic plan

Don’t blow this off. Don’t wait until break, or summertime.  Make these plans now and don’t let mom and dad do it for you, because your going to be the one who has to experience the consequences.

There are many instances where mom and dad just have that hold over you, right? Well these parents are considered as helicopter parents and get involved in almost every detail of your life. They make the decisions and do everything for you. Sure that sounded great when you were a Freshman, or in 7th grade,  but you’re big boys and girls now.

It’s time you take that birth certificate hold off your parents and start making your own choices., You are the only one who will be affected from these decisions. Why are you going to let someone else make these choices for you? The issue here is that when you let your parents make those choices, what happens when there are some serious things that occur in your life while in college? A fight with a roommate, social issues, persona struggles…we all deal with it, just depends on how much we approach it. and solve it for ourselves.

Read this article to get more of what I’m talking about.

Your Success is My Success,

Keith Lipke

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Keith Lipke is a careers and college recruiter, coach, mentor and blogger at The Career Closet. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people who need it upon their search for the right career and college.