My definition of education is getting the right information you need to fulfill your purpose or dream in life. That is as an entrepreneur, education is getting the right information or skill that will help you succeed or excel in your chosen field.
Any education you receive that makes you useless or unproductive is not an education. The reason we have millions of people looking for jobs after spending about 6 years in university is that the kind of education given to them cannot challenge their minds to be creative in order to create jobs. Their minds have been programmed to get a good grade in order to get a good job. Also, because most of our lecturers are not business owners, it will be difficult for them to raise entrepreneurs because you can’t give what you don’t have. The best form of education is personal development.
The Importance of Personal Development for Entrepreneurs
Many people shy away from the idea of personal development. Strangely enough, the idea of becoming a better person and being happier is seen as some silly activity. But, in reality, we all want this and we resist it because we shy away from personal responsibility; also, the idea of actually facing all our internal junk scares us and we would rather not. No matter what type of person you are, you will clearly benefit from working on yourself. If you are an entrepreneur in particular, you really need to devote time to bettering yourself because if you want to be successful in your endeavour, you will likely need to make some changes to your belief system as well as how you think and act. If you look at the most successful entrepreneurs of our time, it is clear that personal development was a huge part of their lives.
Every aspiring entrepreneur should learn from successful entrepreneurs either through books, seminar/training or mentoring. You will get to your destination on time if you learn from the experts. Study how they succeed and manage their money, time, people, stress, failure and so on. Learn to ask right and quality questions from the right people; the answer you will get can save you money and from bad experience.