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10 Things they should have taught me in high school

03 Sep

I used to think that high school education is enough to face most of the problems in Life but to be honest I was damn wrong. Life starts when we exit from high school and take a turn towards our dream. It is then we realize that school education is mostly a myth. What we learn in school is education but in Life what matters more is knowledge. Education is that Tomato is a fruit but knowledge is not putting it in fruit salad.

To be honest in school they teach you to read and write but they rarely teach you how to think, how to be more creative and how to treat people.

I am honored to share this with my readers. As Chris Guillebeau author of “The $100 Startup” says “Best service I can do is to share my message so people can learn and grow form it.”

1) Do something you Love: In high school they teach you more than 100 courses and you are expected to get good grades in every single subject. But when you are pursuing your goals it is advised to do something what you Love to do not what others expect you to do. Find something that will make you go off your bed even when you are not willing to work. That is when you will feel truly satisfied.

Draw the art you want to see,
start a business you want to run,
play a music you want to hear,
write a book you want to read,
built a product you want to use
and do the work you want to see done!!

2) Be committed not interested: I have learned that there is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when you get time. But when you are committed to something, you accept no excuse, only results. Get widely committed to something and make it work. Try, fail at something, try harder and fail better.

3) Don’t be in a rush to earn money: In Business world, everyone is paid in two coins: Cash and Experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

4) Details are mark of Excellence: Life is what happens to us when we are too busy on other things. I have learned that in Business, details matter a lot. As Perry Paxton says “Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will follow.”

5) Smile a lot:  I can write volumes on importance of smile in business and in family life. When you smile, you generate a positive field around you which makes other people feel comfortable.

6) Take responsibility: While working with fresh graduates I have noticed that many of them are not willing to take total responsibility. Responsibility is not just about

7) The value of Self Love: If you ask me, self love is the key to a happy and meaningful life. When you honor and love yourself for who you are and for who you are not, you will know how to honor and love the world around you as well.

Because you have so much love for yourself, you will extend that love outwards, on to your family and friends, your work, the environment and every living thing you come in contact with.

We project outwards that which we are inwards and if we learn to love and accept ourselves we will know how to love and accept the whole world.

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” ~ Steve Maraboli

8) How to spread an idea and basic marketing: Basics of marketing are something everyone should understand. Even if you don’t think you’re in marketing, you’re in marketing. If you have an idea at work, or want to get a raise, or want to convince your kids to go see a movie then there is something applicable from the marketing world. Even just picking out a good headline for something you’re writing so that it will actually get read requires some basic marketing skills.

9) Stress Management: I feel like right now, school is only teaching students how to feel stressed out. I know that everyone gets stressed and sometimes it can’t be helped, but there are ways to handle stress and keep it low, so I feel like someone should be teaching that.

10) Networking Skills: When you’re in school, your teachers will tell you that hard work pays off. They’ll tell you that going to a good college and working your butt off will get you the job you want. THEY ARE WRONG. The truth is, in most careers nowadays, it’s all about who you know. And that comes from networking. The people I know who are good at networking are also some of the most successful people I know and that’s no coincidence.

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Posted by on September 3, 2016 in Character Building, Driving Force

 

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