Find out why low-grade students become successful

How many cases do we not know of people who, as students, were not the brightest, but who in their working lives became successful people who marked a generation? That’s why the following post shows you that not always having the best grades guarantees you a promising future.

Former President George W. Bush is not known for his public speaking skills, but he made an important and profound point during the commencement address at Southern Methodist University:


George W. Bush giving a speech when he was still president of the United States

Bush mocked himself for having mediocre grades in college, but he also managed to be an expectation for all those students with lacks-than-brilliant academic records.

What Bush wanted to emphasize was that grades don’t guarantee how good or bad you’ll be for the rest of your existence, and that life is filled with endless limitless possibilities. Regardless of whether you like him or not as President, what he said wasn’t wrong.

There are even other presidents who at some point were not very good in school, such as Kennedy, Lyndon and George H.W. Bush. Vice President Joe Biden also struggled with his grades when he was a law student.

Photographs of Presidents Kennedy, Lyndon and George H.W. Bush and George H.W. Bush

And we are not only limited to country leaders, there are also very successful entrepreneurs who do not let their academic experiences discourage them from achieving what they set out to do.

A very clear example is Steve Jobs, because he never finished college. The same thing happened with Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Another case is that of Richard Branson, who suffered from dyslexia and dropped out of high school at the age of 15.

Bottom line: there is no specific path that leads you to greatness.

Photographs Of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson stated in a commencement address at the University of Massachusetts Amherst:

“Your grades and grade point average immediately become irrelevant in your life. I can’t say how they become irrelevant, but in life they won’t be asked for their grade point average. A GPA (GPA) doesn’t mean anything, it’s what you were at the time; And that doesn’t define you for the rest of your life.

Intelligence is subjective, and academic performance isn’t always the right way to measure it. Success as a student depends largely on the ability to perform in a certain system, but it’s not always the best preparation for the real world.

Photograph astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

A person of character, experiences, and connections, not average, is ultimately determined by them as to the direction of his life. Success requires passion, perseverance, emotional intelligence, and the ability to understand the value of a mistake.

That’s why we see so many GPAs controlling the world, something we would never have expected to see. They know what it means to struggle, because they often have to overcome more obstacles than people think.

Photograph Steve Jobs

This isn’t to say that having bad grades guarantees you success, but just because you’re always doing great in school doesn’t mean you’ll be a achiever either. At the end of the day, grades are just letters written on a page. A real accomplishment is making visible, altruistic changes in the real world.

So if you’ve just graduated from high school or college and didn’t finish your degree with honors, don’t despair. Life is full of ups and downs; And even though we learn a lot in school, the real education comes after we get out of class.

Scene from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street

Credit: John Haltiwanger – Elite Daily




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