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What are the FIVE top reasons why people of average intellect and less education
achieve levels of success which is deemed far beyond their intellectual and educational levels?
Perhaps it's because they tend to have more personality, charisma, "street sense", instinct and drive.
In many cases, "intellectuals" lack these traits. Not all, but often enough that you see what it is you describe. You can be very intelligent while having horrible people skills, a bland personality and lesser ability to think "outside the box". This would certainly work against you if pitted against someone in say, a job interview, whose intelligence is a bit less sufficient yet more strongly suited in these areas.
Education and intellect are two of the many factors that contribute to success. And what is success. Probably means different things to different people.
1. They learn from their experiences.
2. Not "Trained" to follow "Set of Rules"
3. Due to Self-Learning has more Imaginative power to Think Out-Of-The-Box
4. As they din't go to school or college, they do not have excess knowledge which they don't require, which leads them to less fear and over-think everything.
5. Can easily accept the situation as it is, every time. Hence it helps them think about the solutions lot faster.
Such people, however, face critical situations frequently. Only those who can come out of it, gains greater respect and knowledge.
Anything and Everything, these type of people have is Faith and Confidence in Self, which helps them come out at top.
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They are ambitious, have a strong work ethnic, believe anything is possible, determined, and thrive on being the exception to the rules or breaking them altogether. However most of they tend to have an entrepreneurial spirit.
Famous billionaire college drop outs - Larry Ellison (founder of Oracle Software), Michael Dell (founder of Dell Computers), Ted Turner (founder of CNN), Steve Jobs (founder of Apple Computers), Ralph Lauren (Fashion designer), Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), David Geffen (Music and film executive) Ty Warner (owner of Ty Inc. Beanie Babies). and Bill Gates (the richest man in the world and founder of Microsoft)
And then there are the many no name multi-millionaires who've built businesses in blue collar industries such as owning car washes, dry cleaners, parking lots, construction/contracting, and high commissioned sales careers of any industry. "Life coaches" like Tony Robbins and others who have built multi-million dollar businesses with books, DVDs, and workshops in the 'How to' industry.
However I believe what perplexes a lot of people is seeing people like Jay-Z, P. Diddy, and Magic Johnson accumulate $500 Million+ fortunes each with a sort of "Midas touch" proficiency. It's doubtful they would have scored very high on the SAT. Most people with college degrees and those without do not become millionaires. Intangibles make all the difference in the world.
I think if their parents groomed them to be successful i.e. encouraged and motivated them and took an interest in their school work and taught them discipline and work ethic, and to use common sense to take care of themselves, then if they choose to be successful it's more likely to happen without advanced intelligence and education levels. So in two words: Good Parenting. But I like Cre8tor's answer too.
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