Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No Degree Necessary

No Degree Necessary

 You don't need a college degree to be hugely successful in life. Let's put aside the thought that being successful means something different for each of us. We will instead assume having money, lots and lots of money, makes you successful. After all, being well-off financially certainly makes things in life easier.

Understand that belief in yourself is much more important than schooling, training or knowledge. In the book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield it states 20% of America's millionaires never set foot in college, and 21 of the 222 Americans listed as billionaires in 2003 never got their college diplomas and 2 never even finished high school. While we know that education and a commitment to learning are essential, a formal degree is not a necessity for success.

Men like Dick Cheney, Larry Ellison and Bill Gates were college drop-outs and all are among the multi-millionaires and billionaires of the world. You may be thinking that those men are special cases and this is not true for the average American. You could not be more wrong. I personally know several millionaires and many of them did not go to college, and a few didn't finish high school.

My point, as if you haven't figured it out by now, is you can create a successful life for yourself no matter what your level of education. Believe in yourself.

If you are interested in meeting my millionaire friends to learn how they became so successful friend me on FaceBook or follow me on Twitter, then, send me a message and I'll make it happen.

Mark Harnish

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