1. Bill Gates and Other Wealthiest People in the World Did Not Finish College (Others Even High School)
When you reach senior high school, your teachers often encourage you to look for a prestigious university, enroll there and become “successful” in life. What they don’t actually tell you is that many successful businessmen don’t even have college degrees. Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft and the richest man in the world today, does not have college degree. Ever heard of the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg? Or Larry Elison, CEO and founder of Oracle? The late Steve Jobs of Apple? They are all college dropouts. In fact, even the second richest man in the world, Amancio Ortega, never finished high school! Many other names that made it on the Forbes’ list do not have college degrees. So what’s the point? A college degree helps you get the job you like, but perseverance and optimism will bring you to where you want to be. The people mentioned here never gave up to their dreams.
2. Surely You Will Suffer Real Life Failures but You Still Have to Try Again and Move On
The level of competition is so high even in high school. It often impresses to the minds of students that once you graduate college, you have to be superb in decision making, always right and on top. And if you don’t make it in your initial attempt, you will be viewed as inferior. But in the real world, you have to expect that you’re going to fail at something, not just once but many times. Unless you are a narcissistic, someone who doesn’t admit flaws, you need to accept the fact that even the greats suffered downfalls. For example, take a look at the founder of KFC Colonel Harland Sanders. Online narrative has it that when he was looking for restaurant owners to sell his chicken recipe, they responded 1,009 “NO’s” before he got the “YES”.
3. Learning English by Memorizing Lots of Grammar Rules and Vocabulary Words Actually Hinders You to Become Good At It
If English is your second or third language, you may have wondered why you’re still not fluent in speaking the language. You have been studying English since you were in grade school but, why is it that you still find it hard to express yourself in this language? The answer lies in your attitude toward learning the language OR the methodology of how you have been taught. Frankly speaking, memorizing a lot of grammar rules and vocabulary words does not really help you in becoming fluent in the English language.
Think of your mother language for example. Did your parents force you to memorize grammar rules and vocabulary words when you were just a kid? Of course not! You learned only by listening, mimicking others how they say something, speaking, and expressing yourself when you were throwing tantrums, you were happy or sad, when you were broken hearted. Your parents used your mother language when they speak with you. They did not require you to memorize any rules or words, did they? You just listened. You started to speak on your own. You used your mother language in your daily conversations. You only have been taught of grammar stuff when you went to school.