All around the world, we produce best brains that have transformed our lives with their uncommon but steady pattern of achievement, they have created standards on what is the right or wrong method of induction or deduction in any field we can think of.. May be I called their achievements uncommon because nobody really cared if they had a first class result or if they went to Yale or Harvard university. In my own terms, what made this pattern of event uncommon is their methods of making an unnoticed art to the one their immediate environment cannot do without.
I had a friend once who was on a very good First class grade, but a third class reasoning, I asked her about her future projection and plans but my friend saw nothing, the only reason why she was in school is to make a golden grade and work in a big company. I told my friend, the world will not pay you billions for what you claim you know, they will only do so when you are creating a solution in your field. Hard work can only be reasonable when you have a strategy. You are not going there to solve Pythagoras theorem, you are going there to proffer a solution to their challenge.
Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.
I am in the field of Engineering, I have noticed that while we do the background work on any project, we won’t be the face on the billboards or the person talking on the television. It is sincerely better to use someone known to the people for what he has built through his personal skills, otherwise, it will be a managerial head from the company (they also get paid the most at the end) . So if your plan is neither to become an entrepreneur nor to become a top executive someday in any company that you work with, if you are in a place and you do not learn anything outside making good grades, you can as well be like a bricklayer that is building a fine structure; after the building you get your wages and take your leave but the project will be remembered for the skillful architects and structural engineers that designed it. Remember that no matter how much they pay you, it can never be compared to your level of greatness with strategy .
To get to the uncommon places, you need skills, you need strategy with a whole lot of persistence, I want you to know that the world will not give you the chance until you prove that you deserve it. If you are in the class of people wondering why your business is not booming, I will tell you it is because of its location- the common place . The common place contains self-pity, mediocrity, procrastination, slow growth, battle for recognition, laziness, nonchalance and many others. To leave this stage requires a lot of persistence. Persistence in gaining their attention through hard-work with skills and strategy.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
I conclude with the uncommon place; It is not a place for the mediocre, it is a place where first class materials add skills and strategy to their values, not for the lazy; it is a place where we get to through perseverance and courage, not for the weak; a place where you have the world at your attention, not for the intellectual paupers; a place where you have enough information to solve a problem, not for educated derelicts; place that makes you a senior in the school of self education, not for the average man; a place where you dine with great minds…………the uncommon place.
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