What I Learnt From the Man Who Graduated From The School of Hard Knocks

Posted on 14. Dec, 2009 by in Life Skills


1. You Have To Be Very Clear of Your Purpose In School

Steve dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months. Why did he drop out? Like many college students, Steve did not have a clear reason for being there other than the fact that he doesn’t know what else to do yet. Ask yourself now, “Why am I going to college?”

What do you hope to achieve? Are your current actions your best efforts? What are you capable of if you knew what you wanted to get out from College? Are you there to create one of the richest experiences in your life or are you just there wasting time? If your goal is to graduate with Honors, what are you or should be doing to get there? Understanding your purpose will give you the control to create your ideal experience in College.

2. You’ve Got To Find What You Love

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.” Steve was thrown out from his own company at the age of 30. But he was back in Apple in a relatively short period because he pursued what he loves.

But what do most people usually do? They settle for courses and jobs that they do not truly love because of other people’s thinking. And that strictly caps one potential. Find out what you love and do it. Don’t settle for less.

3. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

I believe this is the gem of his speech. “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish!” Here’s my understanding of what he meant. As you enter a new phase of life, be adventurous. Make wise use of your time to create the ideal experience you have always wanted. Be a goal setter and every time you reached a goal, go for another one! Stay foolish. When life hits you with a brick, have the guts to stand up and keep going. Take the bull by the horns and design your life your way. Don’t slink off to mediocrity.

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12 Responses to “What I Learnt From the Man Who Graduated From The School of Hard Knocks”

  1. Njabulo

    06. May, 2010

    Wow that message really helped me and I think i’m doing the right course here at school. Your message really inspired me thanks a lot. Staying hungry and foolish is what I have to do more it will help.

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  2. Thayu

    12. Sep, 2010

    This is very useful. thanks

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  3. femi

    10. Oct, 2010

    Thanks george. its really helpful.

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  4. delani

    15. Nov, 2010

    I have been learnt a lot from this message and it keep me going and persuing to my dream because I have a vision and dream this message has improve my strength.thanks a lot.

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  5. Chuks

    02. May, 2011

    Pls send me the fastest way to memorize a textbook

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  6. mangesh

    31. Aug, 2011

    thanx this is very helpful

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  7. chitra

    13. Sep, 2011

    really wonderful helping mind for u Mr.George

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  8. mrenita

    18. Sep, 2011

    This is really working ,george

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  9. mahi

    17. Nov, 2011

    the problem with humans is that they listen and forget it later….its the big reason for falure…what u say??

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  10. alma mae bagay

    12. Dec, 2011

    Thank you so much Mr.! It helps me a lot.

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  11. taniya

    15. Dec, 2011

    thank you very much george these words are highly inspiring

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  12. Nimesha

    21. Feb, 2012

    Thank you very much your tips are very much useful and I can feel that I am improving day by day by following your tips

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