Did you know that there is a free library in your town? Yes I’m serious. It’s free to join, free to check out books, free to even request books that may be in a different location. I know it may sound like a lie, but I promise you that unless you live in a very rural and small town, there is a library in your town. So why is it that only 3% of people in America have library cards…hmm maybe they don’t know that it’s free…
And did you also know that there are many free ivy league courses online, yeah I just learned about the history of economics at Yale university…hmm maybe I should start calling myself a Yale alumni…just a thought…
Innyhoo, these days lack of access to knowledge can no longer be an excuse for you not accomplishing your purpose on this earth. Yes I am a licensed attorney, and yes I went to a great school with great and supportive professors, but I can honestly say that I have learned more about the law outside of school than inside…I mean there is a difference between trying to make sure you pass the one exam for the one class out of the many classes you are taking so that you can keep your scholarship, and learning from someone who is doing what you want to do, or reading a book or listening to an audiobook about some aspect of the law that you actually enjoy.
Don’t get me wrong. If you have access to college especially if you can do it with minimal or no debt then go for it. There will always be the people who will only judge you based on the letters after your name, and its often easier to change the system from within instead of without. But if you didn’t go to college, and are not planning to do so any time soon, don’t let that stop you. Many people today who did not go to college are making the same or more money than those who did, which is even more ironic because they don’t have to deal with the college debt. Dream big dreams, make great plans, study great people and accomplish great goals!
Why not do something this week that you have never done before…write down something that you always thought has restricted you in life – you did not go to college, or you did not go to the prestigious college, or your face is not pretty enough or you are not tall enough- take whatever you wrote and write next to it : This is a lie, this is not true…and place it in a conspicuous place. Any time that thought comes to you, look at that piece of paper and remind yourself of the truth.
Remember that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…so if you believe that you are not good enough, then you are not. But if you believe that you can do all things through Christ, then you can.
Have a great week my dear!