A formal education will get you a job but only self-education will make you a champion.
Everybody is created by God with their own unique talents, gifts, and attributes.
When you can find that nexus of your passion, talents and what the world will pay you for, you will never work another day in your life.
Research and studies reveal that it takes 10,000 hours of diligent work, study and failures in a given field in order to become an expert. And almost always these 10,000 hours are spent after you’ve received your degree.
Jim Rohn once said that an EXPERT is someone who has reached a skill-level of a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10. A skill level of 9, in almost every field if endeavor, is worth about $1,000,000 annually. Anyone earning that amount of money has likely spent at least 10,000 hours working in and improving their skill or talent. That is why they are in the top 3% of wage earners. Think about this: 10,000 hours divided by 4 hours a day = 7 years.
Who but a “Champion” would commit to that kind of discipline??!!
“Education is not the learning of facts, it’s rather the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein
The reason the 3% are the 3% is precisely because they “think” every day. They think about what they want to BE, want to DO and want to HAVE. That’s what separates the leaders & winners from the sheep.
Ask any super-star in any field of endeavor and you’ll find out the hard work and dedication and pain they went thru to reach the pinnacle. Many practiced and honed their skills for hours a day, every day until they reached “guru” status. Anyone can achieve anything they want if they put in consistent hard work and practice. Don’t let the current mentality tell you different.
So, what are you currently doing for yourself to become the best that you can be? Have you just settled that your formal education is enough? Or have you mapped out a plan for your 10,000 hours in your given field so that you can be the best that you can be.
Read great books! Expose yourself to new ideas and new people. I’ve heard from so many mentors of mine that the things that build you up and give you strength are the people that you surround yourself with and the books you read.
So, isn’t that what it speaks to, that self-education will make you a fortune when you are willing to continue to learn every single day?
Commit to being a lifelong learner and student of your business. Don’t give up on yourself. Feed your mind. Choose to be positive. We face so many daily obstacles in the whirlwind of the urgent that when we are constantly learning and trying to get better, it offsets the obstacles that we face and gives us the ability to get off that mat of life so much quicker.
So, where are you? Are you one of the mob that believes a formal education is enough, or are you a contrarian currently on a path to greatness in order to have a massive impact?
Are you willing to zig when others zag and create the life you want?
We learn best from our mistakes. The school of hard knocks is still the best school.
No one becomes a champion shot unless he wastes a lot of ammo.