A lot of students don't have a concise understanding of what they will do when they finish high school. Some rushes to go to college with little to no knowledge of their chosen faculty and end up stuck or jumping from one faculty to another. Others, take on diplomas, apprenticeship, scholarships etc. No matter what you do out there make sure you enjoy and be passionate about it.
Success is driven by passion. If you love what you do you can archive anything you want in that area you love.
Most students don't have enough career guidance when it comes to deciding what they will do when they finish high school. Most just follow what others are doing or have already done. Just because many are doing something, doesn't mean you have to follow the same road and path. You have your own destined path. It doesn't mean that if you go to college you will live the life and be successful, most students have this bleak mindset.
The following are some of the things that can help discover yourself and take on the right career path.
A gap year is just a year skipped before going to college. This time interval is crucial for deciding what career or faculties you passionately want to engage in. Rather than rushing to college after results are out, take some time to research the careers you truly want. Don't force yourself or be forced to do something you're not really into. Remember success is driven by passion.
Ask others what they did after they got out of school as it can really help to figure yourself out. Seek career guidance from teachers, guidance counsellor, friends & families. But always remember that you play a pivotal role in decision making. Just because somebody told or advised you about something, does not mean you must imitate the exact thing unless you love it.
Travel places researching, exploring and figuring things out. You can find a whole lot of opportunities our there.
Others find jobs and explore their skills which they can leverage in their careers
Have a solid commitment in whatever you do. Don't force yourself or be forced by others to do something that can jeopardise your career in the future. Success=>Passion