Your level of formal education does not determine how successful you will be. Acquiring tons of certificates is not what is needed to make you great.
Formal education is very important… There is also nothing wrong with upgrading yourself if you really “need” to. I mean I need to upgrade in some areas too and I have my heart set on one of the IVY LEAGUE schools. But if you think that just acquiring papers is enough to make you great or successful, then you are a practical joker.
Being successful isn’t dependent on the certificates you have. It is dependent on who you are as a person… Do you possess certain traits?
Do you have goals?
What do you want out of life?
What drives you?
Let me tell you something…
Do you know that most people hide their weaknesses, laziness and inadequacies behind certificates?
When they now feel like they have acquired enough, they start to carry this huge sense of entitlement about. You often hear them say; “I have my PhD therefore I should be employed by so so and so. I have my M.Sc, I should be doing this and this.
Listen, if with all the papers you have acquired, you are still totally dependent on the society for job creation, then you are a total waste and burden!
Should the society not benefit from your so called wealth of knowledge? Why are you still a burden?
I should think that the essence of spending so much time and money plus energy to acquire a paper is to make our society better… Like I was saying, acquiring papers doesn’t make one successful!
More so what I see around are folks who have paper knowledge but totally disable when it comes to practice. They can define all terms but can’t put to practice what they have learned or claim to have learned… So what’s the point?
Many people really have no business acquiring these papers. For most, it has killed talents, natural abilities and lots more!
There are a lot of educated of people who are not successful because they do not know how to use what they know.
Having all the papers in the world cannot transform a dullard to a smart person.
To be successful, you need to be extremely smart, have set goals, hardworking, focused, be a risk taker and lots more…