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My Message To All Students

Classroom doesn’t Guarantee Success. Academic excellence is overrated!! Did I just say that? Oh, yes, I said it. Being top of your class does not necessarily guarantee that you will be at the top of life.

You could graduate as the best student in Chemistry, but it doesn’t mean you will make money than others.

The best graduating medical student does not necessarily become the best Doctor. The best student in Civil Engineering does not Guarantee best Civil Engineer.

The fact is life requires more than the ability to understand a concept, memorize it and reproduce it in an exam.

School rewards people for their memory, life rewards people for their imagination. School rewards caution, life rewards daring. School hails those who live by the rules, life exalts those who break the rules and set new ones. So do I mean people shouldn’t study hard in school? Oh no!! You should. But don’t sacrifice every other thing on the altar of First Class. Don’t limit yourself to the classroom.

Do something practical and radical; take a leadership position. Start a business and fail, that’s better. Contest an election and lose. It will teach you something Political Science 101 will not teach you.

Attend a seminar, read books outside the scope of your course. Think outside the box if you must ever think. Go on missions and win a soul for eternal rewards…

Do something you believe in!! Think less of becoming an excellent student but think more of becoming an excellent person. Make the world your classroom!! Don’t make the classroom your world.

About Abel Mekelle

Abel is an active reader with tendencies in positive thinking. He has always a wish a freewill to let people know whatever a good lesson he came across. Heis a contributor at adiabo.com and can be reached at abel@adiabo.com.

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