All of us want to be successful in life. We all want to have nice jobs and be making more than enough money, that’s even why most people go to school.
This year alone, tens of thousands of young people are graduating from different Colleges and the Universities and Polytechnics across the country.
Interestingly, irrespective of the academic accomplishments, on one hand, many of these young students shall proceed to a successful life after graduation. They would go ahead to follow their dreams and build awesome careers, get married, start a family and live happily and prosperously ever after.
Some will become solid and celebrated politicians: Commissioners, Ministers, Governors, Senators and even Presidents; others will become leaders and CEOs of their own global companies, renowned Lawyers, Magistrates, Judges of the High and Supreme courts, world renowned specialist medical doctors, to mention a few.
On the other hand, there would be those who would turn out to be complete losers, though not by choice! Five to ten years after graduation, many of them will have no jobs, living a low life without any sense of direction, without hope, in fear of the future and in constant lack of money.
To go to school and graduate with good grades is important; understanding how to have a happy and prosperous life after graduation, is even more important! And this is the part you don’t learn in the classroom.
Good grades or not, every student needs to understand certain very important things; things I have attempted to highlight in my forth-coming book which I have titled, “WHO STOLE MY JOB?”
There is such a thing as how to plan and equip yourself for the life after the four walls of your university or college, because there is life after graduation. And that life is different from the one you are used to in the campus. That life is reality; a reality that you must face. In the real world, campus rules and lifestyle do not suffice.
You must understand that success has nothing to do with grades. You could have all the ‘A’s and still ‘fail’ at life and you could have all the ‘F’s and still succeed at life.
What happens when you graduate and it suddenly dawns on you that dream jobs are extinct and unemployment is more real than ever?
*To be continued*