Why I left University in my LAST semester!
Leaving University?! In your LAST semester?! Are you f***ing crazy?!
And this is pretty much what almost everyone was telling me, when I left the University, 3 months before I graduated. That’s what you will probably tell me aswell. But instead of thinking that I am crazy, I bet that you also envy me, at least a little.
Now before I tell you the story, I want to make a clarification – there is a HUGE difference between EDUCATION(degree) and KNOWLEDGE. Having a drivers license doesn’t make you a good driver, actually it doesn’t make you a driver at all, don’t you agree? I was never in it for the education, I was in for the knowledge, which I wasn’t getting. And knowledge is all over the internet these days, no matter what you want to learn, there is a video or a handbook somewhere, you just need to put in the time to learn what you want.
So let me tell you why I did that. The reasons are simple and powerful, in fact it can all be narrowed down to a single reason, and that reason is that I simply wanted to be FREE. Free from everything, I wasn’t a simple student, I was also the Chairman of the Student Council at my University and it was taking a lot of my time. I quit my job because I wanted to start working on my own projects, and just a month after I did that, I found myself at the Student Council, which was just like a normal job, I was from 9 to 5 or sometimes later at the University, but this time I wasn’t even getting paid! Add my classes on top of that, I was completely overwhelmed and I had no spare time whatsoever. Everyday I was going home, tired, with no desire to do anything, just dreaming about the dreams that I had and I had no time to start working on them, as Tony Gaskins once famously said:
If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs. – Tony Gaskins
And I didn’t want to be the one that is getting hired, I wanted to be the one who is hiring (eventually). And to do that, to follow Tony’s advice, I had to do one simple thing, I had to throw away everything that was in the way of achieving my goals and dreams. My PERSONAL goals and dreams, not the ones that were expected of me to have. You see, most people try to live their life the way they are taught, not the way they want. They live the way society expects them to live, they make choices that society would expect them to make and that’s why they usually end up in a place that they don’t want to be, even that it seems like a normal thing to be at that place, and why not, they spent so much time trying to accomplish it.
You have to justify the loss of such tremendous amount of time, you have to justify it to yourself, because if you don’t, you will simply go crazy. I bet that you get what I mean, if you are reading this, you are probably just like me, wanting to start walking on the Path to Freedom.
So, just like that, I voted my resignation from the Student Council, I filed the papers for leaving the University and two days later I was free from everything. Now I had the time to start doing what I want to do (or at least what I think I want to do). Finding out what you really want to do is a very, very hard and time consuming process, but unless you try all the things that you want to do, you will never truly find out, what is it that you really want. You may think that you really, really want something, but if you never try it, there’s no way for you to find out. Everyone wants a Ferrari, but not everyone would actually like it, right? Someone might prefer his old tuned 1000 hp car over the luxury Ferrari! You simply have to keep trying, until you find out what is it that you really want.
As soon as I left all that, 24 hours later I have started working on all the things that I wanted to do, and you know what? I KNEW that some of these things aren’t right for me, but I had to do them. I had to do them, because they were blocking me, mentally. As I am writing this, it’s been almost 2 months now since I left the University and I feel how I am getting more and more free, I did so much during these two months that I couldn’t do for the past few years and I am just feeling more and more relieved. But my biggest problem was Procrastination, its very hard to fight the procrastination.
Of course, if you are currently working, you can’t do something like that and throw away your future/current career, you have to secure yourself financially in some way until you manage to earn enough from Passive Income, I was already earning $1,000 of Passive Income every month and I knew that I would be earning that for at least 12 more months, which is more than enough time for me to start building my own business.
Two months later, I signed off 120 tasks from my KanBan board and increased my revenue by 20%.
Everything is completely simple, we only have problems when we try to meet someone elses expectations (that includes society).
Don’t do what others want from you, do what you want to do and you will always be at peace with yourself.
The people will see it.
The people will envy you.
They will envy your courage.
They will envy you for being who you want to be, no matter what.
They will envy you for being on the Path to Freedom.