Many people decide to enlist in the military but they join without having any sort of a clear plan. They know that they want to get an education, but they are not sure exactly how to go about getting it, or they do not have a clear plan on how to pay for it. Well the first step to elimination of roadblocks that would prevent you from getting and education involves sitting down and coming up with a plan. Its best to put it down on paper so that you can make revisions or changes, and so that you can update your plan as needed. As you put down your plan in writing, you can write down other educational goals and where you want to be when you are done with your education.
Deciding to enlist in the military and getting an education do not have to be mutually exclusive; it is possible to accomplish both with some careful planning. Plus, if you do decide to enlist in the military you can realize a lot of different advantages in paying for your education. If a person comes up with a sound plan, then it is a lot easier to reach their educational goals faster. A good rule of thumb is to sit down and put on paper some basic goals, and then set down with a parent, teacher or academic advisor and begin to map out a course of action and a strategy of action. It means having a willingness to put down in written form your goals and ideas, and this can at times be a threatening concept to some people. As you set written goals you can come up with a method and a plan to reach each of your goals, one by one. Considering a Career in the Armed Forces is one option, and it can help you reach your educational funding goals quickly if you learn all you can about the available opportunities, and then see if these opportunities also line up with the goals and aspirations that you have. Many of the different educational opportunities that are available are not well known, it is a good idea to visit a number of different military recruiters and ask a lot of questions, there are programs that can help you but if you are not aware that they exist then it is a bit of a moot point. Some of the different things that can prevent you from reaching your coals include;
Time- It will often seem like getting an education takes a long period, but you have to look at the long plan, what could you do with an education, and what goals can your realize if you do have one? Sometimes the true waste of time is not getting an education.
Fear- Everyone has fear, but don’t allow your fear to conquer you. You should investigate the different options, and then work hard to meet smaller, day by day goals to overcome some of the different obstacles that you face that prevent you from meeting your goals.