so it's following the structure of normality. do you feel this generally equals success?
i personally was average. didn't do very well. i was also quite honest and overly self critical and poor at interviews to demonstrate my thoughts.. but the interview process and how you sell yourself (you can't b very honest, you have to sell yourself beyond) i didn't manage to find or get offered many jobs. but instead i own my own rapidly expanding business now with huge growth prospects
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I think many things determine success - grades don't guarantee anything. I know I was pretty average at school, I didn't put in much effort and it showed. I got the first entry level position I applied for and networked over to another company in a higher role, then applied for various internal contracts to gain the experience needed for a higher paid role.
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ALL straight A students go on to become really successful? Of course not.
There are a lot of aspects to this. First intelligence. There is a many kinds of intelligence and they don't all come from a book. Some people have talents for some things and others for others. Each of them is a kind of intelligence.
Also, school grades are only one measure of intelligence. Some people are brilliant, but don't necessarily do well on tests, or in an academic environment. Maybe they are bored, maybe they just don't perform well under pressure, maybe the "overthink" things, etc. One of the smartest people I knew did poorly on tests because there was a time limit. He used to think very slowly and methodically. Eventually he almost always got things right. But not in time to finish the exams. So his grades weren't so good.
But maybe most importantly, career success -- which is I think the kind of success you are talking about -- is about much more than just academic skills. It's about initiative, drive, talent, social skills, salesmanship, smart choices, creativity, hard work and an element of luck. The world is filled with financially successful people whose school records were average or worse.0