Valedictorians rarely become rich or famous. Here’s why the average millionaire’s college GPA is 2.9.

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Valedictorians rarely become rich or famous. Here’s why the average millionaire’s college GPA is 2.9.

Some of the most successful icons in business, technology and the arts — think Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or Apple’s Steve jobs — never graduated college. Yet that didn’t stop them from innovation and impact on a massively influential scale.

Author Eric Barker, who wrote ‘Barking Up the Wrong Tree,’ explains why traditionally successful types like high school valedictorians generally don’t reach the highest level of success.

That’s because school generally teaches people to follow rules, and high grade point averages often mean the achievers are highly conscientious.

But what millionaires and other highly successful people have is the quality of grit. They may not comply with rules, but they stick with their goals and convictions, no matter what. The rules of school are clear but the rules of life aren’t — and those with grit tend to stuck to their guns in any situation.

Hear Eric Barker expand on these thoughts in the video below, and be inspired to develop grit and guts in your own life…






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