Why I didn’t go to college?
Reasons for dropping out of college
Sad but true!
Every youngster wants to start earning as quickly as possible. And I was no different from you. I also desired to make maximum money in the shortest time. And I am sure that’s what you really want to do when you think to drop out of college.
There could be many reasons-
1. You want to become a millionaire before the age of 25 years.
2. You may don’t know what you want to become and you might have opted for a course because your parents wanted you to become a Doctor, Engineer or an Accountant.
3. You were not provided the guidance.
4. Due to your family conditions or any social or financial factors.
So, there could be many reasons.
That’s what I did.
I started writing my reasons in a diary with a WHY
I want you to do exactly what I did, note down the reasons why you want to quit your college or Uni?
Well, to be honest. I dropped out of my Engineering twice not just once.
I thought Electronics & comm might not be a better choice because it involved the study of diodes & circuits.
Then I opted for Mechanical engineering and this involved a lot of labor work.
Excuses, you know.
I wasn’t motivated. Why?
Because I didn’t want to become an engineer.
So, what I am doing today to earn the bread & butter for my family.
I knew that you would really want to know that. Guess what?
It wasn’t just bread & butter for me. I love good dishes and If I just wanted the bread & butter, my limited thinking would have not let me grow in life.
I am working in the best profession in the World.
Do you know what’s that?
Any guesses before you scroll down!
Well, I am not an actor but the actors also do something similar to what I am doing today.
Alright, what does an actor do on-screen? He sells himself in front of millions of people.
Yes, I am in Sales and I love selling.
I always knew it that I have a knack for communicating with people, selling, solving problems, providing solutions, bringing smiles on people’s faces with my humor and so on. There are 100’s of reasons.
I realized that when I again quit my engineering course.
I was searching for different ideas and I started thinking that everyone around me was providing suggestions that if you won’t have a degree, you won’t get a good job and your life will be ruined. And that was the time when I wanted these answers desperately. I wanted to know what happens to all those who don’t have a degree?
What is important?
Is that being educated or being knowledgeable?
And the SMART answer is being knowledgeable.
You could have multiple degrees but limited knowledge. Yea, that may land you in a job but doesn’t guarantee success.
Ask a question to yourself- what would you want to be?
Would you want to be someone who is confined in a cubicle and doing something monotonous and helping someone else to build his dream and you hate doing that but you don’t have any choice?
Because your Imagination and thinking are now confined within a small cubicle that is limiting your success.
Not against the job. There are many who have become a CEO within a company.
I am not either against studying or pushing anyone else to stop studying.
Do What You Really Love
Study what you really love to do then you would become what you want to be.
Now, when I dropped out of my college and that too twice. I worked in sales.
Also, at the same time, I pursued my education through distance learning and upon gaining the bachelors, I further studied and completed another Diploma into business management and the list is ongoing. (Read about me section.)
So, what are you trying to say?
You dropped out but what do you want us to do?
I dropped for a reason and that was to come out of the rat race first.
People around were forcing me to follow what other students of my age group were doing. I didn’t like to follow the trend. I always wanted to do what I want to do.
And the point is- you should also do what you would like to do and not what people around you want you to do.
Yea, that’s the point.
10-tips, I wish I was given earlier.
1. Think big and work accordingly.
2. Plan your life (make SMART goals)
3. Focus on gaining knowledge and not on degrees/certificates.
4. Follow your passion.
5. Be responsible & accountable for your decisions
6. Don’t blame others for your failure or give any excuses.
7. Patience is the key.
8. Invest in self-development.
9. Travel to learn
10. Value relationships.
These are the top 10 advice that I can offer you based on my experience.
Yes, you can read all the success stories in the world but you won’t learn from them. Read the failure stories and identify problems and then focus your mind on finding the solutions.
Shift your focus from problems to solutions. That’s how all the successful entrepreneurs think.
Highly recommended 2 books that will help you change your mindset.
I hope that you have learned something valuable here.
Don’t forget to share this with your mates and the people whom you care for.
Stay motivated. XX
Love & Respect