This Entrepreneur article may not be what the high achieving students want to read, but I’ve seen it in action.
I take exception to part of this article. If I am going into surgery, I want a doctor that graduated at the top of their class. I feel the same if I need a CPA or attorney. Still, when it comes to innovation and business, this premise applies.
When I was a child, we would drive by this mansion in the country. My mom would tell me one of her high school classmates lived there. He not only did terrible in school but was told by teachers he was dumb and wouldn’t amount to anything. Yet he became a millionaire farmer.
I would not recommend that anyone drop out of school. I value education and the article shows C students also excelled at business innovation. My point is don’t ever give up even when you felt you didn’t have a good start. Maybe you didn’t thrive in your school system. But you could very well teach the world a new system and do very well in the process.