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Has anyone given up on their plan A in life, and have accepted plan B or C?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by zillka, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    I'm turning 20 in 6 days, and I'm on plan B.

    Plan A : Pharmacist
    Plan B : CPA
    Plan C : Physical Therapist
    Plan D : Opening a Subway/or other franchise.
     


  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I'm on Plan C. I wish I had learned self-discipline early in life because there was a time when Plan A&B were perfectly attainable. If I ever have kids that is probably the big thing that i'll attempt to pass on to them. Regardless of how smart they are, they're going to learn study habits and self-discipline while they're young, whether they like it or not. It's a hell of a lot easier that way. I guess the important thing is that i've learned from my failures and those of my parents.
     


  3. eztantz

    eztantz Senior member

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    Plan A is winning the lottery - still working full time on plan A.
     


  4. matt22616

    matt22616 Senior member

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    No plan. One day at a time. Just follow the Gang Starr model. "I do my thing like the whole planet depends on me."
     


  5. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    I'm still on plan A, which is become a doctor. Eventually I would like to do medical administration, or if that plan falls through, and I can make it through to it, orthopedic surgery. If not, anything but OB, GP/PCP, or Psych.

    Plan B would be become a doctor, just getting my degree elsewhere. I'm rather original.

    Hopefully someday I want to be an amateur chef, and a shoe, fragrance, and clothing aficionado. Cars & Boats too if I'm fortunate. but those are optional side projects for when/if Plan A (or B) is completed.
     


  6. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Plan A: astronaut
    Plan B: test pilot
    Plan C: professional chess player
    Plan D: Nobel laureate
    Plan E: professor

    I never really had the courage to pursue Plans A or B, since an appointment to a military academy was almost a necessity and I thought it would never happen. I'm currently on plan E, after realizing many years ago that Plans C and D would never happen. At one time, I also had a fantasy about playing pro basketball, but my 1/2" vertical made that unrealistic from the start. At this point in my life, I'm a reasonably accomplished professional and have numerous personal goals that are more important to me than professional ones (although I'd never admit this to my professional colleagues).

    I'm also working on my second million now. I completely gave up on my first! [​IMG]

    I tell people that I have a similar goal: "Someday I want to be filthy rich...and I'm halfway there already".
     


  7. zillka

    zillka Senior member

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    have numerous personal goals that are more important to me than professional ones (although I'd never admit this to my professional colleagues).

    we're all anonymous here, spill.
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    among my old plans, I believe it was plan c or d to be a Salesian priest. I'm glad that didn't happen.
     


  9. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    I'm still on Plan A, but 'A' keeps getting farther and father away.
     


  10. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    I went to law school almost straight out of college. I really wanted to get into the JD/MBA program. Really, really wanted it. Did well enough on the GMAT, too, but had little-to-no "industry work experience."

    Applied during my 1L year, got rejected. Applied during my 2L year [this year], got rejected again. Now I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Might give up...
     


  11. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    things i wanted to be when grown up:

    1. astronaut
    2. really, really, ridiculously good looking




    1 out of 2 aint bad
     


  12. MrG

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    things i wanted to be when grown up:

    1. astronaut
    2. really, really, ridiculously good looking




    1 out of 2 aint bad


    When is your first mission?

    I kid, I kid. [​IMG]
     


  13. zillka

    zillka Senior member

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    I'm on Plan C. I wish I had learned self-discipline early in life because there was a time when Plan A&B were perfectly attainable. If I ever have kids that is probably the big thing that i'll attempt to pass on to them. Regardless of how smart they are, they're going to learn study habits and self-discipline while they're young, whether they like it or not. It's a hell of a lot easier that way. I guess the important thing is that i've learned from my failures and those of my parents.
    i hate/love this post, because it's so true. plan A was right there in my hands and i took it for granted..it's hard to be self-disciplined when living in manhattan straight outta college with money not an issue from said great career, and so much pussy, partying, fist pumping, impromptu brunch train sessions, and dining just on my block.. i look back just a couple of years after and damn my priorities were outta wack, my psycho parents were right all along..i tried "fun entrepreneurship jobs" that got me into some great parties and had me c-ked out for a while...were they fun? hell yeh..but are they limiting my current prospects as they stick out like a sore thumb on my resume? fuck shit yeh
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    i hate/love this post, because it's so true. plan A was right there in my hands and i took it for granted..it's hard to be self-disciplined when living in manhattan straight outta college with money not an issue from said great career, and so much pussy, partying, fist pumping, impromptu brunch train sessions, and dining just on my block..

    i look back just a couple of years after and damn my priorities were outta wack, my psycho parents were right all along..i tried "fun entrepreneurship jobs" that got me into some great parties and had me c-ked out for a while...were they fun? hell yeh..but are they limiting my current prospects as they stick out like a sore thumb on my resume? fuck shit yeh


    Stop putting that you were c-ked out on your resume. Srsly.
     


  15. matt22616

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    That sucks bro. I'm a 1L that just finished undergrad last May and am thinking about doing the same, but we don't have to take the GMAT. I probably wouldn't even consider it if I had to take the GMAT. I can only assume that you go to a far better school than I. (don't get me wrong, I'm at a Tier 1, but not a T14)
    I went to law school almost straight out of college. I really wanted to get into the JD/MBA program. Really, really wanted it. Did well enough on the GMAT, too, but had little-to-no "industry work experience." Applied during my 1L year, got rejected. Applied during my 2L year [this year], got rejected again. Now I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Might give up...
     


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