People often try to tell us at a young age that you have to go to college in order to be successful.
But in reality, college just isn’t for some of us for one reason or another.
You see, there are millionaires and billionaires out there that don’t have a college degree.
Maybe they went to college and dropped out, maybe they never went to college, but they are still successful.
I don’t have a college degree. I’m a college dropout. Most people won’t tell you that they dropped out of college, but I will gladly tell you that, not to seek attention from you, but to prove to you that college isn’t everything.
Yes, having a college degree would open a lot more doors for me and give me opportunities that I don’t have.
But it just wasn’t for me. Yes, there are times that I wish I had stuck it out and gotten a degree but there’s also a part of me that is thankful that I dropped out of college.
I never really liked school to begin with, in fact, when I was little, I would tell people that PE was my favorite subject in school.
No, PE isn’t necessarily a “subject”, but it’s what I enjoyed the most. I wasn’t the best math student.
Even though, you can ask me anything about sports stats and I can tell you everything you need or want to know.
Success without a college degree is harder to achieve than with a college degree, but I’ve always been one to procrastinate and take the long way around things.
I promise, I’m not the only one who has ever been successful and not finished college.
Yes, it takes longer to succeed without a degree, but for some of us, that’s the way our story was written.
When I was about five or six, I already knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
When I got to college, I felt like school was just holding me back, I felt like I didn’t need science for my occupation, I didn’t need most of the courses that I took.
Not because they weren’t important, but because I already knew I wouldn’t need science to be successful in my field.
I knew what it took, and I knew I had what it took.
So I decided to drop out of college and I’ve still heard ‘You need to go to college’, or ‘Get back in school’ over the past three years.
But I knew I didn’t necessarily need a degree to be successful, because of the work I had put in at an early age.
Sometimes, God puts us in certain situations not to tear us down, but to build us up.
You see, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell, are just a few successful people who never finished college and look at them now.
It’s not college or bust, I never really understood why people would tell us that in school.
If you already know what you want out of life and you have what it takes, why waste time and money doing something that you don’t necessarily need.
I’m a seven-year broadcaster, who dropped out of college. I started broadcasting at age 15, why would I waste time and money doing something that doesn’t fit me?
Broadcasting has taken me places over the past six years, that I never dreamed of going.
It has given me the opportunity to work alongside and meet some of the people that I idolized as a kid.
Being successful without a college degree is possible. Yes, a college degree would be nice, but it’s just a piece of paper.
You can be successful without a college degree.
You just keep going after your dream.
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