You don’t need to be a genius to take charge of your own education. What you do need is curiosity, determination, and a little grit.
Education is not a means to an end. It’s not something you do for twelve years so you can get into university, and then something you do for four more years so you can get a job sitting at a desk 40 hours per week.
Learning is a lifelong process. It happens all the time. It starts before we are born and continues until the day we die.
SOUND FAMILIAR? That’s one of our upcoming speakers, 21-year-old wunderkind Dale Stephens, writing in his new book, “Hacking Your Education.” We know, we know, the title’s a little incendiary. But what he writes about is not.
Stephens writes about taking control of your education, not giving up on it, whether you’re in high school, college or out in the world. In these entrepreneurial times, that seems like something worth thinking about. (Huffington Post reviewer Zac Hill, COO of The Future Project and creator of the cult card game Magic, agrees.)
FAN fans already know that it’s these character strengths that lead to success in school — and in life. It’s why FAN invited Stephens and his fellow “Young Innovators” to speak next week: they are the embodiment of the work described by previous FAN researchers and writers like Paul Tough and Angela Duckworth, even (especially?) the beloved Brene Brown (who was all about putting yourself out there again and again, despite failure).
It’s gonna be a night!
Source: The Huffington Post