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Majority of people think that without education, one can’t prosper in life, however, for an individual to flourish, the most significant quality is the determination to achieve. The idea of obtaining a college degree is relative. Some people believe that if they don’t go to the university and obtain a degree, they will not be fully prepared in life, and therefore will be unable to build a career path.
It is society’s expectation that a person who graduates high school needs to go to a college/university; however, many successful people never graduated universities/colleges and instead decided to pursue their dream careers. A perfect example of this situation is the late Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore who was offered a place at Warwick University but turned it down because he was not eligible for funding. Collymore may not have a college education but he was at the helm of Safaricom which is the largest telecommunication firm in Eastern and central Africa. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook also dropped out of Harvard University and became the CEO of a multimillion dollar company. Steve Jobs, the apple creator also dropped out of Reed College because his parents couldn’t afford his education, but that didn’t stop him from building an empire worth billions of dollars. I am not suggesting that you drop out of college, we all know how important education is, but we should not become too dependent on it and use it as a predator of future success in life.
It feels great to graduate from a university, it is one great step in life that many people aim to achieve, but, are you studying to pass exams and get the certificate or you are studying to be competitive in the job market? Passing exams in the university does not necessarily mean that he/she studied hard, some used ‘Mwakenya’, some engage in sexual activities in exchange of high grades in CATs and main exams. Is it because they think that when you get a first class in the college, you are going to live a first class life out of the university? We can delve on that another day but with the current high unemployment rate in the country, we can only hope that this trick works for them, because if it doesn’t, crime rate will be high and some, especially ladies will only remain to look for ‘sponsors’ who will be their short term source of income.
But again, ladies must be careful with this trick too, because it has landed some of our sisters to early graves, when the source of income ‘sponsors’ eventually turned to be their source of early grave. Is this the type of society we want to live in or we can do something to change it? That can only be a story for another day. All that stated, obtaining a university degree does not really ensure living a successful life, particularly with the present downturn in the economy. Doing the right thing will make anyone more successful.
Having a formal education will help you while in transit to building a profession way however it won’t guarantee your achievement. Somebody who is eager to prosper will dependably figure out how to construct something amazing. The key is to accept that regardless of what hurdle you may face, there is dependably an approach to show signs of improvement. Education can be viewed as the way to success but for certain individuals, it is viewed as a weight to convey. The person who is self-driven and determined to achieve will always find a way to thrive.
Have that college degree if you have the opportunity, but if you don’t have it, think out of the box, stop pitying yourself, wake up and follow your passion, remember, every person was created differently with a purpose, fulfill your purpose in life, that is what you will be remembered for when you are gone.
Make a choice, follow your passion with determination to achieve, remember, success means different things to different people.