Can I be successful without a college degree?
The answer is simply yes. There are many reasons why education is very important in today’s society; However, in this article, we will explore all the reasons why you can still be successful in life regardless of some or no qualifications. On a personal note, I don’t think that pushing the path of education is the only way to be successful, there are many reasons why you can still be successful and below are the reasons why you can and some of the people who have.
Reason # 1
Ambition. You don’t need anyone’s permission to be successful as this can come from your purpose, passion, and commitment to succeed in whatever you choose in life. For people who want to be successful every day is a job interview, they must pass. How much ambition do you have to be successful? Do you have what it takes? The examples below demonstrate that age is not a factor in your success, and neither should your grades or lack thereof.
The decisions you make each day ultimately determine how much you will or will not be successful. It is there for the taking, especially those who open themselves to the possibilities in life.
Reason # 2
People who are successful when they are older do not believe that age is a factor. For example, if you feel like your age is a factor in even getting started, it’s too late to start. “Thinking” that you have missed the boat will only reinforce this pattern in your mind.
Just take a look at Colonel Sanders, for example, who was very successful in his later years. No doubt you have already heard of this gentleman. He invented Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 60 years old. If he thought he was too old, do you think he would have even started? Probably not.
Reason # 3
Ratings can be a lousy way of judging how an individual may or may not be successful. You need to be able to see the big picture because a lot can change between college and your later life. The fact that you didn’t make it in college is not an indication of future success. Just because you are not academically strong does not mean that you have nothing to offer the world; You probably have more than you think!
Reason # 4
Some people just aren’t cut out for taking tests. They just aren’t wired that way, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, it doesn’t make them faulty. How you succeed in life shouldn’t hinge on your tendency to like tests, many of which, as you can probably relate, might also have hated tests. Does that make them or you a failure? No. They are not inferior to those who do.
Reason # 5
Encouraging children to think entrepreneurially and act on opportunities when they see them is more likely to give them a better foundation for success than any grade on a certificate. Inspiration can lead to success. Adults can play a vital role in showing young people and themselves that they can control their destiny.
Reason # 6
There are many top entrepreneurs or people who have succeeded in their fields of perspective, regardless of the fact that they left school / college / university, with little or no education, as mentioned above.
People who continue to succeed even though they have no educational background (for whatever reason) “think” differently from those who have been through the educational machine. They think ‘outside the box’. They are more likely to see problems from a different perspective and come up with unusual solutions that others do not necessarily think or see.
Reason # 7
Reaching the end of your career and then realizing that you may not have provided the door to success as initially thought. School / university can teach you a lot, however, there is no better experience than life itself.
The experience received as you work can far exceed any knowledge or teaching learned in college.
Reason # 8
Successful people are willing to take more risks. I’d like to make it clear, you have to work harder, but the rewards can be so much more. Unfortunately, society looks at your ‘qualifications’ first before seeing you. If you missed school or left without earning your college degree, then unfortunately many might be biased against you even before you’ve walked through the interview room door.
Reason # 9
Ratings do not make you healthy or fulfilled. Success depends primarily on the decisions you make. You will learn more about the process of life than the grades themselves.
Reason # 10
Yes, you will make mistakes, probably a lot of mistakes, but as long as you learn from them, these mistakes will only make you stronger and less prone to wanting to give up. Many people thrive on challenges; however, those who have made no or few mistakes are more likely to give in at the first hurdle. They make you what you are today. Breaking down barriers and limitations is an excellent measure of one’s character and the likelihood of future success, no matter what it is.