I dropped out.
Here is that story:
I never liked school.
I had trouble paying attention.
I took frequent bathroom breaks just to walk around the halls.
I was not dumb, I was just bored.
School felt understimulating and very unchallenging.
Time to do an experiment:
1- Find a kid
2- Ask them if they like school
9 times out of 10 the answer is a flat “no”
and kids don't lie.
But little Jimmy, you have to go to school!
Little Jimmy: “Why do I have to?”
“So you can earn a degree, get a good job, and live a miserable life.”
Oops I meant happy…
Even kids know school sucks
But we all had to shut up and just do it. Because at the age of 10 we do not get to decide whether we want to go to school or not.
So I marked my calendar, and grinded through the 12 years of school . I graduated highschool with a 3.4 GPA and here are my SAT scores.
I got accepted into four different colleges. Went to three of them until I eventually said
“This ain’t it”
Here is what I did:
Even though my SATs were above average, I chose not to get a degree.
Most people think college is a good (which it definitely can be)
But, I saw college as a very expensive and unnecessary obstacle.
It got in the way of my potential, my growth, and my life.
I knew that I could be “successful” without a degree, and land a solid corporate job.
and to prove it,
At the age of 18 I got a job at the 3rd largest bank in the U.S.
At 19 I was making $38,000 a year.
And guess what I did.
Yup I quit.
You probably think I am mental.
Wasting all these opportunities.
But here is something not many will tell you
( besides maybe garyvee.)
Don’t go to school, actually live your life, figure shit out, and enjoy the process.
You will learn a lot more from stepping outside your comfort zone than going to school.
“You can always get more money, but you never get more time.” -Jim Rohn
Let me be clear, there is nothing wrong with going to college, or working in a 9-5.
Just spend your time wisely. Whatever that means for you.
It might mean that going to college is for you, or it might mean that you love your 9-5 job.
However, I am speaking from experience.
There are a few exceptions of course. If you are passionate about being a doctor you need a degree.
If you are passionate about your work, a 9-5 fuels you.
However If you have no intentions of being a doctor and your 9-5 does not align with your beliefs it is best to value your time over money.
Ever since we were kids we’ve always been told that you need money to do things. In reality, yes that is correct. However money is not everything.
Relationships are everything especially the relationship you have with yourself.
By choosing not to go to school, and stepping outside of my comfort zone I have developed immense resilience and learned to love myself more than school could have ever taught me.
I am grateful for every experience in my life because it has shaped me to be the man I am today, and I am content with my character.
I am the leader of my own life, therefore I can lead others.
I listen to my heart and do not fear judgement
I pursue my dreams without worry of failure.
I have failed many times, but that is just part of the process.
I could easily fail again, however it only makes me stronger.
They say school is not for everyone.
And one thing you should know about me is that I am not like everyone.
And you should not be either… be different.
That is all for me here folks.
Thanks for reading.