So, we are all in agreement that "Information is key to success", right?
I'm not sure of the exact year but this is a quote l first heard since childhood and it's still on people's lips to date.
Sometimes, l find it hard to accept how successful someone can be just by being informed. Other times, l just embrace the quote because it was said by a prolific person whose name would be remembered in a history book.
A lecturer l met in my university days held this "information-success" quote in high esteem. She made us go the extra mile before we could pass Financial Management, one of the major course for anyone studying Banking and Finance.
I can still recall how she made sure every one of us did stuff like;
- Watching Youtube videos
- Reading different textbooks (in addition to the ones authored by foreign writers)
- Listening to podcasts
- Attending Industrial Training, etc.
That sounds like a full package, isn't it?
By the end of the course duration, the learning process made it easier for me to confidently hold on to my pen and give her back what I've been storing in my memory.
It was a period of "garbage in, garbage out" so, why not? I had the information, l had a pen and l got myself a good grade.
Truth is, l wasn't the only one that had access to this information yet, we recorded above 35% failure in the course.
They had the information, why didn't they succeed?
Without any attempt to point accusing fingers at the lecturer or any supernatural being -like we always do in this part of the world, let me tell you why people still fail despite being informed.
The question is not about how informed you are. It's more about how you choose to utilise the information.
Having all the information on earth and hoarding it in your brain wouldn't make you any better than you have been since the onset. You would just be like a librarian who has access to information but fails to do the needful.
With that being said, anyone that wants to be successful can go ahead and get information but never be relaxed until you put the information to good use.
Information can only be key to success when used accordingly.
Thanks For Not Missing Any Full-stop Or Comma
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