I keep hearing this question now and then and i must admit i have to put it down. Self Education. Why investing in your self is done better by self educating your self from books, online courses and mentors since the education system failed on us. Don’t get me wrong they all had a point and i am not criticize one or two, but do they teach u in the collage how to start a business or optimize a business or start building your future by looking to the big picture ”where i am now and where i will be latter. Is it life’s purpose a 9 to 5 job, pay the bills and take your girlfriend out once a week, then end up on a couch with netflix? Yes i see the 9 to 5 life a poverty life. Everybody wants something but not everybody gets something.
Imagine how if, lets say warren buffet will teach u every trick of the day to how invest in the stock market and how he build Berkshire Hathaway with a Revenue of over 200 Bilion US Dollars, from scratch. Steve Jobs, to look and find any possible option to create and offer or change the word with innovative products and the list goes on, but what did all this creators had in common? The power of persevere.
Life is short but can be also long, u dont want to be old and finally get the good life, or like the saying ”We to soon old and to late smart ”
Have u asked your self ”what did i wanted to be at 16” or did u say to your self ” its to hard, how i will be able to manage of this stuff ” or ”I am 16, i have to know what collage i will go, what girlfriend i shod have, what religion i shod fallow, what job i shod take, carrer — path to pursue ” But how about u ask your self at the big picture from your mind ‘how i will be able to design my self” You probably respond to your self that the modern world is to complicated and u will never find the answers for your self but luckily a hand full of peoples along the way will point the way to the shortcuts of your road.
What would u say if i tell u that those shortcuts can be actually a hand full of books. There is this saying that to find what u need u have to go inward but u also have to go outward to seek download the consciousness, the mindset, the peoples who gone before u, the smartest, the wisest, the most intelligent, the most experienced peoples, then u will get what u want.
How about if i also tell u that if u start writing those mentor shortcuts down, reading those books, travel the world for a wile, met your mentors and continue on that path, and let me tell u, mentors and your ability to copy is the biggest predictor of success u will have in life. Picasso said ”Good artists copy, great artists steal ” If u look back in history, Einstein had a mentor, every week he was going to him and learn mathematics, Gandhi had a mentor, Alexander The Great had Aristotle as mentor, Bill Gates had Paul Allen as mentor, Steve Jobs had his own Zen as mentor, Warren Buffet had Ben Graham.
U don’t want to be the blind leading the blind, find someone 10 times further ahead of u, u will be surprised how contacting one of those mentors will reply u back because they will remember their struggles too. Remember everybody wants the good life but not everybody wants to fallow this rules and be humble.
Next, perseverance. The media had tricked us, they only show us the success at the end, but did u know Bill Gates started at 12 and he wasn’t till 35 years old until he become financial independent. U must persevere and in your search for mentors u must persevere, because u see — everyone wants the good life but not everyone is willing to persevere.
Next, Books. U shod see them a hidden treasure. I am in my early 30’s and i read a book a week and god if i could had this habit 15 years ago, unfortunately i didn’t. U see mentors are great but some of them are not anymore alive. But what if i would tell u that they are there in my house, they are in my library and they can be in your library too. The modern education turned peoples off from books, you got to rewire your brain. Stop seeing a book like a one time event, see a book like a friend. Read it over and over and come back to it like a friend. It doesn’t matter how fast u read it, see your self as a gold miner and look for that gold nugget. U shod read at least one book a week, and remember every one wants the good life but not everyone is willing to read to get it. U must read more.
A nation is born Stoic and dies Epicurean. Sacrifice the pleasure now for the better latter. Don’t be a consumer. U only live once, and let me tell u something if u are in a room and you don’t know who is the sucker, you are the sucker and you don’t want that to be. Luxury comes at ambition, so tuff enogh a little bit. U see everybody wants a little bit but not everyone is willing to tuff enough a bit. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify your life, read more, learn more, tuff enough more, persevere more. Self Educated More.