Monday, March 8, 2010

5 Ways A Dropout Can Help you Succeed

"I ended up dropping out of high school. I'm a high school dropout, which I'm not proud to say, ... I had some teachers that I still think of fondly and were amazing to me. But I had other teachers who said, 'You know what? This dream of yours is a hobby. When are you going to give it up?' I had teachers who I could tell didn't want to be there. And I just couldn't get inspired by someone who didn't want to be there"

-Hilary Swank

In a world where its hard to believe in anything now a days.
It's only right that I present to you " the Drop out kid's" 5 ways to develop a belief in your self. ( this blog post is not funded by the Board of Education)

Number #1: You are not defined by your GPA

Approximately 10.5 million students graduate from college with a Bachelors degree every year. In 1993 it was a mere 3.3 million. It has since tripled since then.

But the desire to become better people has thus fallen. Most students believe after you've graduated college you are “successful", Naughty, Naughty, Naughty.

The truth is an MBA, BA or even a PhD, could never replace great imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit.

So if you stuck in a rut; Confused about what to do in your life, remember the only way to seek true success is doing something you love to do. Throwing your whole heart and soul into that activity.

This is true success. This is true happiness. This is how you grow to be an asset in society rather than a liability.

So, what do you enjoy doing? The answer to this is you calling. Trust the message and follow you heart as I have done.

Number #2: What do you really want to do?

We all have been taught since kindergarten to be doctors, lawyers, investment bankers and even psychical therapist. I too wanted to be all those occupations when I was younger. But as I’ve grown up in this society, I came to the realization that the life style I wanted to live could not encompass the salary of these 4 occupations.

Nor did I truly want to be apart of these fine professions. It was just not for me. So as a college dropout “which I’m proud of” I set my sight on new horizons. Till this day I’ve been getting my book together and working on being considered one of the youngest and greatest personal development authors of my time.

Each and every day I dedicate hour, after hour after hour putting my all into my BIG DREAMS. Its the only thing which motivates me and keeps me alive.

What do you want to do?

Who do you want to become?

Ask yourself these questions, and the answer will lead you down a path Alice wouldn't dare fall into.

Number #3: You can do it

Most of us, like myself have never received encouragement from anyone, unless it was by mistake. I learned early on as you should, that you'll never need anyone to congratulate you on your endeavors.

I know it may be great to have encouragement and you should but you don't need it. Trust yourself. Believe you can do. All you need is yourself at the end of the day.

One you have developed this attitude you will be unstoppable; a force to be reckoned with. Today, if people are telling you can't, or you won't. Stand tall in front of the mirror, loud and proud, with the conviction of a navy pilot about to risk his life for the country he loves so dearly and say:


Say this over and over again, and you will most certainly succeed at anything you put your heart upon. For whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can most certainly achieve.

Number#4: End Wishful thinking

We all wish for good things to happen to us in our lives. But the only thing which will guarantee a great life, good financial standing and a mouth that spews only administration for yourself and others is a Positive attitude.

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attitude as I have. Outsidersmay look at this blog and say "How is he different from everybody else? How can he help me change my life, he's only a kid". I smile these comments off and know as long as I keep my mind on my ultimate goal for this blog, my website which I’m building currently and the consistency of thought, I will reach my GOAL.

Do the same. Take action. And you too one day will achieve you DREAMS.

Number #5: Have some fun why don't you

Many times people take life too seriously they for get to live in the present moment. We end up following the 3 box rule and die slowly of old age or an intolerable sickness.

The 3 box rule if you’re not familiar with is this. Phase 1: We are educated for 12 - 16 years so we are able to work in society. Phase 2: We work hard, setting up some type of living standards so we can be financially free. Phase 3: We retire as an adult and wait to die.

I was brain washed myself into this phrase, but broke out of American societal norms. I live my life carefree of the opinion of other while working hard towards my big dreams.

And as long as I keep trucking I will reach my stop someday.

Take a rest.

Then keep going to the next one.

But I never take myself too seriously to enjoy the day or even smile and laugh at my blunders. Do the same and you too will be able to change the way you look at things. And when you do, the things you look at also change. ( Wayne Dyer)

Has this Dropout kid helped you in any way?


  1. Jonathan,

    Very interesting and thought provoking post. I agree, education and knowledge are two different things.

  2. Thank alot zengirl. Self education is the only education!

  3. I am sorry that you are a dropout! Dropout kid.

    I did not learn much from I was taught in school or college or University. However, I made some outstanding memories. Just like I read on a different blog that it is the Journey that is important and not the destination.

    Having said that...
    #1 GPA == Grades.. People Avoid!
    #2 I agree
    #3 Yep I can
    #4 Wishful thinking is not really bad. Positive thinking is required.
    #5 Agreed

    Good luck. Nice post

  4. Jonathan,

    I do not see your email id on blog, send me an email about the post that you mentioned. Thanks.