- THEY DON’T THINK BEYOND THEIR CERTIFICATES
Albert Einstein said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Have you ever heard creativity term “Think outside the box”?
One of the major reasons why most graduates are poor is simply because they can’t see and think beyond their certificates.
I have seen engineering students work as bankers. I have seen medical doctors with great skills in web and graphic designs. I have seen lawyers that are very dexterous with finances. The list is endless! the basic truth of life is that the skills that are needed to be much sought after and become more successful in life are not really found within the walls of the classrooms. Your certificate is just proof that you are teachable, it does not suggest what you are totally capable of doing. You are full of possibilities when you think beyond your degrees and certificates.
2, THEY PRIORITIZE THEIR CERTIFICATES MORE THAN THEIR NATURAL GIFTS AND TALENTS
I have often advised some of my colleagues, never to leave their gifts dormant while pursuing and hunting for jobs with their certificates. There must be a complementary balance in the pursuit of your passion and in the search for jobs, Everybody is gifted for something, but the winning edge comes from our ability to work on our gifts and bless the world with it. The very best way to develop yourself is in the direction of your natural talents and interest. In order to live a fulfilled and impactful life, we need to work harder on our gift than our job. We need to discover our gift, develop it, and sell it. Don’t bury your TALENT with your certificates which most people have been doing..
- THEIR CERTIFICATES PREPARE THEM FOR A WORLD THAT NO LONGER EXIST
It has been found that most of the skills taught in schools are becoming obsolete in the present day world. The world has changed a lot, and so are people’s need to! It is imperative to know that the present form of university education does not prepare students for the future
Graduates are becoming an endangered species in the face of a changing world. Our archaic methods and approaches of learning are preparing graduates for a world that no longer exist, as we are churning out degree holders every year with certificates that have face value but no intrinsic worth. Most learning institutions are filled up with lecturers and pseudo-educators with lecture notes, methods and approaches that have lost relevance in a changing world wich in reture enslaving our graduates.Our certificates and degrees prepare graduates to look for jobs and do not open our eyes to opportunities that change lives. You’re not poor because you don’t have a job; you ‘re poor, because you don’t see opportunities and take them.
- THEY KNOW LESS ABOUT THEMSELVES BUT MORE ABOUT THINGS
Certificates and degrees don’t reveal people to themselves; they at most measure our IQ (Intelligent Quotient). I have often tell people that there is no Recovery without Discovery. A poor man is simply someone that has not discovered him/hersel ,the more you discover yourself, the more you realize the treasures that are hidden deep within you. We carry inside ourselves latent treasures that can only be unveiled through self-discovery but in seeking societal validation most people lost it totally..
We need to be willing to make mistakes and take risks at breakthrough. Learning from mistakes and taking risks help us to know what works and what doesn’t! When Thomas Edison was questioned by a mischievous journalist as to how he felt he had failed 999 times before he got the idea of the light bulb, his answer stunned the entire world when he said confidently, “I have not failed 999 times, I have only learned 999 ways of not making a light bulb.”
Many graduates and graduate holders are becoming progressively poor because there is no teaching in schools and institutions about the skills required in the modern world to get rich.
- CERTIFICATES AND DEGREES CAN KILL INITIATIVES
Degrees and certificates can close up your minds to ideas while initiatives open it up. If you are not careful, your degrees and certificates can close up your mind. The purpose of education is to keep your mind perpetually opened towards limitless possibilities
Fred Smith saw an opportunity for overnight delivery of anything anywhere in the USA, and ultra- fast delivery anywhere in the world, FedEx was born. It will be interesting to know that Fred Smith got a grade “C” in a Yale economics class for an idea that the professor belittled as unworkable. Fred Smith’s company became the first American business to make over ten billion dollars in annual profit. Beginning,You need to be careful with our professors, technocrats, educationist who feels they know it all with their critticizim, and anaylizing nature, telling you the theory and format of why and how it will not work and fail, these set of people have destroy many lives and stop many ideas with their English and vocabulary, remember you don’t need English to be great in life but you need idea to be great.
Certificate have a way of sealing off our mind and giving us this over exaggereated feeling that we have it all, better than others or that we have arrived leaving us with an option of keep acquring , acquaring and acquaring because that is the only thing that fills us or complete us in the face value.
No wonder we have many educted illitrates who depends more on the power of their eloqency, eloquency dont no put money on you until you monitize it. .