I was talking to a person today who really wanted to pursue her dreams in working in the film industry. She did mention that she was getting a business degree first as a backup in life as everyone around her is so worried that she would have nothing to fall on should her aspirations fail.
When you think about it, in some ways it makes a lot of sense and in others it doesnâ€™t Iâ€™d say. I tend to think a little differently where itâ€™s one thing to learn additional skills to better prepare yourself for multiple situations and another to do it solely as a form of career backup.
In some crazy way, the idea of training for a different career solely as a backup is almost like saying to yourself that there is a high chance you will fail and so you wonâ€™t be entirely committed to it. Unlike say these hardcore entrepreneurs that donâ€™t know the definition of failure and will do everything to make it work. At the same time, it pushes them harder as there is no going back type of mentality.
In general, you really canâ€™t stop living a day without learning something new Iâ€™d say which in that sense enables you to make a career out of almost anything with your life experiences.