David Andrew Wiebe reflects on his High School and College years, and how personal development and business training filled in the blanks in his education.
Are your high school years really the best years? Does your life really culminate at grade 12? Is formal education the pinnacle of your life existence?
Some people may look back on their schooling years and remember them with fondness. There’s nothing wrong with that.
However, whether you loved your formative years or not, to say that your best years are behind you after high school is a little short-sighted. You may encounter greater challenges as life goes on, but that’s actually indicative of growth. There are bigger rewards for overcoming bigger challenges, and there are greater moments of joy to be experienced as result.
It’s important to realize that personal growth is a choice. It’s not something that happens on auto-pilot. You have to choose it every single day. If you are serious about personal development, you have to commit yourself to study and the development of success-oriented habits.
There are many important life principles that traditional schooling doesn’t really provide you with. You have to go deeper of your own volition and find the books, the audios, the resources, and the people that can take you to the next level.
- David mentions The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- David mentions The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.