Follow Your Own Path


In my last post titled 'Education is King' I spoke about education and its importance to leading and fulfilling a successful life. Most of us will get our high school diplomas or its equivalent.That is the beginning. But what happens after that? Some go on to college, many don't. Does advanced education help our chances of succeeding? Of course. Is it required? That's debatable. 

Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers says that 10,000 hours is the magic number to become an expert in a particular field. He didn't say a college degree would. 10,000 hours! Do the math. That is commitment. Is that what it takes? According to Gladwell it is. 

There are successful entrepreneurs all around us who did not take the traditional route of education. But they did have some form of education. Whether you get a traditional education or achieve learning in another way, it is still the same. Increasing your brain power is education and it is good. If you're down on yourself because you don't have a traditional education, don't be. The world is a different place.

10,000 hours? Perfect your craft and you will be successful in whatever you do. Good luck to all of you who are pursuing careers in whatever passion you have. We live in a new world. Many careers today didn't even exist ten years ago. Follow your dreams and get started early. You'll be glad you did. Whatever it is, put in the time and the results will reflect it. 

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else's life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

We each have our own path to take. One is not better than the other, just different.

Overcome. Achieve. Victory. - IKUNA


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