I also learned the importance of being balanced. It's not good to have good grades and not have good teamwork and leadership skills. Their was five componets to becoming successful which included teamwork, leadership, academic success, time management, and achievement of goals. A well balanced individual is able to adjust to the working enviroment and does not have many of the issues that a one-dimensional person has. Someone with a 4.0 gpa may have terrible teamwork skills which can interfere with a company's success.
Find a job that you like. It's not very compelling for a person to wake up dreading going to work each and everyday. It's better to love what you do rather than work for money. All the money in the world cannot buy happiness. Find your passion rather it be working with children, saving animals, or singing at a local sports bar.