Thousands of students across the country receiving their A-level results this week and GCSE’s next week, but do qualifications really affect your success in life?
As we all know, people who are conventionally clever get the jobs on their qualifications (the past), not on their desire to succeed (the future). I’ve recently read a book - ”It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be” by Paul Arden - that made a great point “Have you noticed how the cleverest people at school are not those who make it in life?”
How Did You Do at School?
What you learn at school are facts and your job is to accumulate and remember these facts. The more you can remember, the better you do.
Is it that people who fail at school are not interested in facts or maybe the facts are not put to them in a way they find interesting? Some people simply don’t have a great faculty for memory.
And why is this even an important skill when we have a smartphone in our pocket which is connected to the internet.
So how did you do at school? And more importantly did your results effect where you are now?
Buy It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be.