Why college education is important to me?
Do you have dreams? Well, I certainly do! I always had dreams of becoming a successful person in life, wealthy, working in a plush corner office, with all the trappings enjoyed by a senior executive! Now, dreams are good, provided we work on them, plan our goals accordingly, work towards those goals in a focused manner, and last but not the least, be passionate, motivated and persistent, in doing all it takes to achieve them. I would like to give below one of my favorite quotes by Mr. Paul J Meyer, which goes as follows.
Quote: “Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.” – Late Paul J Meyer, Founder and owner of Leadership Management International. Unquote. One of the most important goals in my mission to achieve my dreams is to undergo formal college education. In fact, it is one of my most important goals. The ongoing paragraphs shall elucidate my thoughts on this. I shall first start with basic education, and its importance, before moving on to college education, and its importance to me. Why is basic education so important, first of all? Let us analyze why basic education is important to anyone, before we attempt to look at a college education. We are taught the three R’ s in our basic education, viz., Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. One certainly needs to have this basic knowledge imbedded in us, if we are to make any impact on life. It is those early years, when our memory is sharp, our eagerness to learn, and our innocence, makes us imbibe all that is being thrown at us, in basic education. This sets the ball rolling, for our future learning, and the foundation to build our character, value systems, and our ethics! In addition, it sets the tone for our future, and our plans for what we want to become in life.
So, I made sure, I had a good basic education, and I participated well in school during this period, to be able to go ahead and achieve my dreams, and become the best in my chosen field, which is “Human Resource Management”. It does not matter what field one chooses, but, what is important, is that, one needs to be at the top of the heap, the best in that field. I am both motivated and inspired by people who are self starters, self motivated, persistent – “with a never say die” attitude, and most importantly are positive people with a high self esteem. While one can be born with such traits; many a time, one has to learn these, to become successful in life, and become the best. What better way, than a college education? While the basic education is the foundation, like the roots of a tree, college education is like its branches, leaves, flowers and fruits. As we all know, the leaves are key to the well being of a tree, and so is college education. Once we go through college education, we start bearing flowers and fruits, which are nothing but our successes in life. For me personally, the fruits of college education are many – be successful in life, make a lot of money in the process, become the best in my chosen field, and dedicate myself to making working people more productive and useful to their organizations, to their families, and to the society at large. By doing so, I would also be doing my bit for the society. College education gives us the cutting edge, the additional learning, and makes us fine-tuned towards our chosen career.
College education imparts the focus, the finishing touch, the expertise, and prepares us to face the future with courage and confidence. If we do not undergo this, then, we are like semi-finished products, that are not fully molded, hardened, and finished! In fact, I had to work my way through college, and had to give home tuitions in English and Arithmetic to high school students! Today, when I look back, I feel that it was great doing the things I did, in order to complete my college education, that too in first class. Many a time, once we are in the final stages of completing our basic education, we are afraid of the future, afraid of what is in store for us, afraid of college education, and are at cross-roads of our future, even contemplating taking up a job, etc. We need to be very clear about our goals in life, our priorities at that particular moment, and decide whether we want to take up college education right away or work for a while and then take it up. In any case, one certainly has to undergo college education to become a better person, be the best in the field of activity we have chosen, and be a good citizen, who contributes to the society. It is my firm belief that if we do have dreams to be successful, rich, and contented in life, college education is a must. I leave you with another quote I have always liked, and hope you do too! – Quote “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya, the great Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. Unquote Bibliography:
1. Paul J Meyer’s famous quotes
2. Chankaya (or Kautilya) – Indian philosopher and teacher.