Students need to develop a vision for their future. They need to understand that the work invested in education now directly ties in to their future success. This short lesson on an individual's trajectory will aid students in viewing the big picture of the value of education. This is an excerpt from the book "Education Matters - A Guide for Your Academic Success". This can be used as a handout for class discussion. Ask students how they define success. Also ask how they view the work they do now with no pay for the potential to earn more later.