As a young girl living in the false hope of a fairy princess life, I was consumed by the idea that my life would be easy and carefree. I believed that good things just happen out of the blue; I never understood that you actually have to work for success.
However, my number one tip for any strong young lady wanting success is to have a good education.
This may seem a little obvious. However, I always feel upset when people undermine the power of education and believe it unimportant as there are other ways of being successful in life. I’m not just talking about mundane school regimes, but the general education of the mind by encountering, for example, the news or poetry.
Knowledge, by any means, be it academia, or simple enjoyment like reading novels, should NEVER go amiss (and I don’t mean teenage romance books).
The need for an inquiring mind is key, and I can promise you that the more we know about life and the more understanding we have of it, the more we appreciate and respect it, leading to inevitable success.
I always like to think of myself as a student of life: a student who has yet to learn the complexities of life. Think of yourself like a sponge that can never retain enough information and just needs a constant supply of knowledge.
Therefore knowledge should be your oxygen, and education your necessary tool in life.
Education provides you not only with the tools of battling the world of work, but helps you in becoming a happier and WISE human being. It teaches you morals and ethics – those rules of the road that your secondary school teacher would not have taught you.
Education is your weapon in life and it’s your choice how you use it. If you have the luxury, and, yes, I say luxury, of an education then go for it. I’m not telling you to force yourself under a financial burden, but make yourself wiser by staying alert and being aware of what goes on around the world. That’s the beauty of acquiring knowledge, it can be that simple, just you educating yourself, by switching on the news for a change instead of the next episode of EastEnders, makes all the difference.
Educate yourself so you have an answer for everything.
Educate yourself so you’re strong and confident.
Educate yourself so you can stand up in this tough world on your own two feet.
Educate yourself so you can teach others the lessons that will help them in life, and please educate yourself so you can teach other women that they are brilliant and important, and that they can have the strength and capability to do whatever they want.
Once you have education you have the chance to help society for the better by helping others.
So, educate yourself for a better humanity.
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