Everyone says I have so much potential to do serious jobs (e.g lawyer) so I need help from you.
As I am always top of class and like learning new things, my family says I’d be good for serious jobs like being a lawyer that will get me lots of money. I agree with them as top paid jobs are in this field. But at the same time, I want to be a dancer, actress and a model for my passions . whereas law gives a guaranteed rich life, which is what really want.
BTW I had to put I’m in USA because the option of the UK wasn’t there.
While your parents or relatives suggest that you study a particular field and gain a lot of money, that is not the true key to what will inspire you. Money of course is a good thing, but if you don't love what you do, then you will be unhappy. I believe that you should choose a profession that you believe you will truly enjoy because if you really like what you are doing, you will be motivated to do well, and if you are motivated you are more apt to succeed. The success should eventually bring you the money you need to survive and flourish as an individual.
Your next step should be to concentrate on your career goal and learn as much as you can about that career. Take a class in the specific area you are interested in or ask someone who is already in that specific career, the advice you need to become a success. I wish you the very best in your search and remember happiness is more important than just money. Best wishes.
You're facing a very interesting challenge. Dream job is something that lies onto the conjunction of: assets (skills, knowledge, connections); aspirations (what you like doing) and market realities (what people will actually pay for).
We usually say that our passions do not necessarily need to become work. Sometimes, it's actually even better if we keep passions as hobby or a side hustle. At the same time, you might want to think of how you can align your aspirations and market value: e.g. may be you'd like to become a lawyer in show business or sport?
You might want to create a list of professions that can meet all 3 criteria. And I would recommend reaching out to lawyers and models/actresses/dancers for informational interviews to learn more about their work and see if these professions are going to be truly rewarding for you (not only money-wise).
Wishing you the best of luck in this journey!
First of all, great job for being best in your class! That proves your commitment to learning.
Family tends to guide us to a less risky path which is totally correct on their part. However, if you are committed to a profession that is also your passion, life becomes easy and enjoyable at the same time. I would suggest to maybe take up your passions as a side hustle with a steady source of income since you also want to make money :). That would give you a some exposure to your passions and how it would be to have them as a full time job and should help you make up your mind!
Hope that helps. Wish you goodluck!