Why do some people succeed in almost everything and others fail at every first attempt to even try? "WHY?"
The psychologists and educationists, including teachers and other experts drawing references from a research reports confirmed that the discovery of the innate ability of a person and choice of academic discipline is a major determinant in the academic and overall performance of an individual. Some quipped, "There are many frustrated medical doctors, hundreds of unfulfilled lawyers, thousands of disillusioned engineers and uncountable professionals underutilising their potential in the world. They are frustrated not for lack of academic ability but for their failure to discover their innate ability before chosen their courses of study in school."
Moreso, giving it a broader view one would discover that some of those who drop out of schools are not necessarily dumb-bells as there are definitely a few who saw the classrooms a prison without bars and could not adapt to such passive learning environment and so therefore pursue their desire for an alternative education methods that pays more attention to talent development than just skill acquisition.
Capt. Bobb Webb quoted, "People who make top wages have a career that is in harmony with their natural talents, in a work environment that inspires them to expand their knowledge."
Taking a look at people like Helen Keller, Tiger Wood, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Michael Jackson, Henry Ford, Madam C. J. Walker and others. These are people whose flickering light of talent turned out to become a beacon of light to the world. Most people only joined in celebrating their victory without taking a look back into their tests and trials of the beginning, especially their educational struggles.
My call to the government, the educationists, psychologists, professionals and experts, and parents is that we all must wake up to re-invent an interactive project-oriented educational system structures that allows the individual to discover, explore, nurture, and utilise to the maximum their innate talent without necessarilly been pushed to adapt to the general classroom method.
Instead of the society labelling those who are failing as failures, we should start looking into them to see that new gadget that is waiting to be built, that author that is waiting to be published, that athlete that is waiting to win medals. And to see that hero that is waiting to be celebrated.
We must look beyond their flaws and focus on their possibilities. Look beyond their deformity and consider their unmitigated inner ability.
Together we must thrust our hands into one another as we run the miles reaching towards the place where talents and creativity sparks up to become as bright as the sunshine. We can get there. Yes! We can. And surely, we will.
Written by: Ebenezer O. Akinrinade
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