“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

~Jim Rohn

Is having a formal education really the highway to success?  For most of us, we have been taught to go to College or University to get an education so that we can have a successful career.  The reality is there are so many success stories that didn’t end with a diploma or degree.  That’s not to say that a formal education is bad.  Depending on your career of choice, having a formal education could be a necessary requirement.  I wouldn’t want my doctor to tell me he didn’t graduate from medical school.

But for those innovative ideas that simply require imagination and the desire to get the job done, an education may not necessarily be what you need.  Look at Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg; all examples of success stories without completion of University education.  Self-education, what I’ve often heard some call the ‘school of life’ can sometimes be the best educator.  Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and learn things outside of formal education.  You may be surprised what you learn.


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