CAN I BECOME VERY SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATES? -Ibomplaza News

CAN I BECOME VERY SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATES? -Ibomplaza News

…….If every one in the world was a Catholic, I think Bill Gates would have been declared a patron saint for school dropouts. He is the reference point for being successful without a college degree.

Do we all need higher education to be successful? The answer is neither yes nor no. You should never allow your life grind to a halt because you don’t have a university or tertiary school certificate.

Education and certificates will not automatically make you rich, but it will improve your chances to opportunities, your knowledge, your world view, it will help your confidence, your ego, your standing, it will accelerate you forward.

Your education, skill, training, diplomas, higher degrees, certificates are your passwords to many contacts, job opportunities, professional bodies and positions in life.

The notion on Bill Gates is half-truth actually. Quite a few wildly successful entrepreneurs managed to hit it big without a college degree – like Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Dell founder Michael Dell, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, Spotify cofounder Daniel Ek, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, DropBox cofounder Arash Ferdowsi, to name a few.

While quite a few successful entrepreneurs and billionaires did drop out, the vast majority have degrees. What’s more is that those degrees are from prestigious colleges. Harvard, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania are the top three alma maters for American billionaires, totaling 326 billionaire alumni.

Don’t kill yourself if you are yet to acquire higher learning but do all you can to achieve it, especially in Nigeria. Your name is not Bill Gates. Why would you chose to go to a boxing fight, with handcuffs?

Culled and adapted from the book, DARE IT, DO IT by Aniekeme Finbarr. Available November 6, 2019

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