Does obtaining a higher education degree have anything to do with getting rich? When you look at that shiny expensive Bentley drive past you, chauffeured by a suited white-gloved man with a rich businessman in the backseat, don’t you wish you were that man in the back seat? Are they all Harvard or Oxford graduates? One thing is for sure. They all dreamt big and knew how to achieve their dreams.
Well, dreams do become reality, and the only way to make it happen is to be passionate and determined.
How? Here is some smart advice for you to consider:
Street smart vs. study smart
Usually, when you dream of making it big, you scout means and ways and take suggestions from your parents, friends, and your surrounding network. The first thing they would suggest is to get yourself the best college degree you possibly can. “Go to Harvard Business School or Oxford if you want to make it big. Otherwise, you will always be a slave”… is something that has been taught all throughout your childhood. Isn’t it?
Well, it is true, to an extent. But let’s see how many of the Harvard and Oxford pass outs have become a “Steve Jobs” or a “Bill Gates”? Well honestly speaking, none.
It has been observed that it takes more than just a college degree to join the billionaires club. You need to have the knack for making money, determination, and knowledge. Above all, you need to be passionate about it. No college will teach you this; it is something which is part of your character, your DNA.
Being street smart is better than being study smart. Not to disappoint you, but there are more unemployed around the globe with good degrees than the ones with basic education. Anyways, bookish knowledge never translates well into real life.
Education is a must. Degree? Not really
The important thing is to choose your goal and gain as much knowledge as you can about it. You don’t need a Harvard degree for that. Know the best practices, catch hold of the trade secrets, and learn the tricks of the trade to accomplish what you’ve aimed for in life. Be passionate about it and soon you will realize that you have become a magnet to success and wealth.
Bill Gates, although a college dropout, was extremely passionate and knowledgeable about his work. His dream of revolutionizing the world of computers, and will to make it real, is what made him the man he is today. He made the brand – Microsoft – a household name, and became the world’s wealthiest person, without earning any high profiled college degree. Today, all the Harvard and Oxford graduates work for him.
Out the door experience vs. behind the door experience
Bookish knowledge helps you learn the lessons of the past. But does it prepare you for the ever-changing future? We don’t think so! Knowledge gained behind the doors can never expose you to the changes and advancements happening around the world. It can never give you the taste of the challenges and hurdles you could face and how to handle it while you’re at it. But if you enter the world from an early age, you will learn and experience the flavor of success, failures, stagnations and various other situations, in real-time.
There is learning here. Education will remain a significant part of everyone’s life. Schools are a must, for everyone. It is what you choose, thereafter, is what will help you write a new chapter of your life. So choose wisely and soon you will find yourself sitting in the back seat of that Bentley.