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7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mubarak89(m): 8:24pm On Jan 22, 2017

You probably know by now that doing well in academics and graduating with good grades is no longer a guarantee for success in life as it were in the past.

These days, we see many who graduate with excellent grades struggle to make progress in life. In fact, a lot are either unemployed or underemployed.

On the other hand, we also see those who failed in their academics and graduated with very poor CGPAs making progress and succeeding.

So, a good question to ask at this point is this:

Is graduating with good grades or a high CGPA useless?

Well, here’s a short post that addresses that question; you should check it out:https://www.nairaland.com/2316979/2-reasons-why-gpa-matters.

Now…

Even though graduating with good grades is no longer a guarantee for success in life, it is important to note this fact:

It is generally easier for those who graduate with good grades to make progress and succeed in life than it is for those who finish with poor grades.

Having said that, it is equally important to note that a student can fail in academics, graduate with poor grades, and still succeed speedily in life. But then, there are signs.

So, before you write off a student simply because he/she is failing academically, look out for these signs.

A student who has got poor grades but shows these signs will succeed in life after he/she graduates:

Source: http://graduatewell.com.ng/read/7-signs-a-student-will-succeed-in-life-even-if-heshe-graduates-with-a-poor-cgpa

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mubarak89(m): 8:25pm On Jan 22, 2017

1. He/she is pursuing a passion

Students who will succeed in life know their passion or future ambition and are doing something about it.

While other students get busy reading hard and cramming theories to pass exams and get good grades, such students focus on building their future ambition or pursuing their passion.

In fact, their pursuit of passion might be the reason why they're failing in their academics.

This reminds me of Tunji (an engineering student). When others were busy cramming formulae and solving differential equations, Tunji was busy organizing and managing events ‘opandan’.

Now; 2 years after graduation, Tunji owns a big and succeeding events management outfit while many of his mates with better grades are still hustling for employment.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mubarak89(m): 8:26pm On Jan 22, 2017

2. He/she is hardworking

Granted, a student might be failing in academics because he/she has a lazy attitude towards studies.

However, if such student is hardworking in other areas (especially in pursuing a passion or in execution) then he/she is closer to success in life than many others who have better grades.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mubarak89(m): 8:26pm On Jan 22, 2017

3. He/she hardly complains

Let’s face it - there’re too many things to complain about as a Nigerian student. But again, there are a few of such things we can help to fix.

Students who will succeed in life don’t sit around complaining about the bad situations; they get out there and do something about it.

And if they can’t help change or fix it, they find a way around it and simply move on.

So, for such students, instead of complaining of “No jobs” they’re busy seeking for ways to avoid being counted amongst the unemployed upon graduation.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mubarak89(m): 8:27pm On Jan 22, 2017

4. He/she has got a sell-able skill – at least one

Show me a student who has got a skill to render in exchange for cash, and I’ll show you a student who will not struggle to survive after he/she graduates.

If a student has got a skill (whether soft or hard skill), and people are willing to give money in exchange for it, then he/she is closer to success compared to others who have excellent CGPAs but no sell-able skills.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mubarak89(m): 8:28pm On Jan 22, 2017

5. He/she is eager to graduate

Such students are very eager to graduate into the labor market mainly because they’ve got stuff they want to do or offer and schooling is holding them back in a way.

Even though they might be ‘somehow’ pursuing their passion while in school, they’ve got bigger goals to pursue outside of school.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mubarak89(m): 8:30pm On Jan 22, 2017

6. He/she 'rolls' with the right folks

Of course, the friends we keep go a long way in influencing us. They can even hasten our journey to success.

Their friends are like-minds. Together, they know they’ve got ideas and 'stuff' to offer and that’s what they mostly discuss and not academics.

7. He/she has positive believes

Such students have a strong believe in their abilities to become successful in life. Their mindsets are positive!

They believe they will make it despite not having poor grades. They believe their success is not tied to their grades. They believe they can’t fail in life.

To them success is a thing of the mind, and not grades.

Lastly…

It won't hurt to have excellent grades and still have these 7 signs. But then, if you have poor grades and can see yourself with all or some of these 7 signs, be happy and keep building a success-mindset.

You can also add to the list. Looking forward to your comments!

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by Sammez94: 10:09pm On Jan 22, 2017
Is ok

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by jojothaiv(m): 12:27am On Jan 23, 2017
It's okay..

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by Osasnidas(m): 12:43am On Jan 23, 2017
ookay...

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by b3llo(m): 12:53am On Jan 23, 2017
Odi egwu

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by ruggedtimi(m): 1:22am On Jan 23, 2017
Donc je Hv espère.. cool
Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by laudate: 3:46am On Jan 23, 2017
@mubarak89, what a fantastic post!! cheesy You just validated a point I was trying to make, to a friend. It is not what 'class' of degree you graduate with that is important, it is how you put what you have learnt to use, that helps you succeed. Thank you! cool I hope this thread makes FP.



cc: lalasticlala, Mynd44

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by Lescott7(m): 6:15am On Jan 23, 2017
Success in the real world has nothing to do with your class of grade. Making poor grade doesn't translate to poor life after school and making good grade doesn't translate to good life after school now, although good grade meant so much in years back. Remember that someone that was diligent with his studies while in school can never be lazy in the outside world.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by majour(m): 6:20am On Jan 23, 2017
Lescott7:
Success in the real world has nothing to do with your class of grade. Making poor grade doesn't translate to poor life after school and making good grade doesn't translate to good life after school now, although good grade meant so much in years back. Remember that someone that was diligent with his studies while in school can never be lazy in the outside world.
Humans are such strange beings, the most successful people in the world aren't even educated, most are self thought, most allow experience to be their teacher, we in Nigeria are we r bin ruled by an uneducated mofo and someone out there believes his grade makes him more of a success than another

A good job can and will always make u comfortable and that it, comfort, not rich, riches comes from things u invest ur personal time in like business or a talent, working for a 1million a month in 12 month isn't riches, its a comfortable salary, which never exceeds ur expectations.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by MVLOX(m): 7:05am On Jan 23, 2017
Nice post.... Very very timely...

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by DuBLINGreenb(m): 7:08am On Jan 23, 2017
If you need seven signs to tell you whether or not you'll succeed you need deliverance

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by InfoMl(m): 7:08am On Jan 23, 2017
Thanks op
Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by veekid(m): 7:09am On Jan 23, 2017
Yeye! Not in Nigeria

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by Nobody: 7:10am On Jan 23, 2017
grin
Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by INTERMAN: 7:10am On Jan 23, 2017
Be decieving yourself

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by okonja(m): 7:10am On Jan 23, 2017
INTERMAN:
Be decieving yourself

On a serious note, op is right. cool cool...have you read about Seun's biography?...He is a perfect example, though his own was that, he allegedly left school during his final year with a first class GPA. cool

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by lielbree: 7:10am On Jan 23, 2017
Cgpa? ? I graduated with a third class. It was entirely my fault, I was careless. When I decided to get serious about my studies it was already too late.

However amongst my class mates I'm one of the most successful. I told myself a third class would never hinder me. Also did a lot of professional courses to beef up my resume.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by Holatunde007(m): 7:10am On Jan 23, 2017
8 lies
Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by Standardcosting: 7:11am On Jan 23, 2017
He or she relates to the likes of Buhari and Dangote.
Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by Wiseandtrue(f): 7:11am On Jan 23, 2017
Okay but many students have these attribute. If Nigeria were to be a state that works and not WHO KNOWS SOMEBODY THAT KNOWS SOMEBODY most students would have no issue after graduation.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by babyfaceafrica: 7:12am On Jan 23, 2017
Kk
Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by patrickdaniel: 7:14am On Jan 23, 2017
Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by caesaraba(m): 7:14am On Jan 23, 2017
Exactly! However, most people already know this except those who have refused to wake up to the Nigerian situation. Someone gets into the civil service and assumes he has arrived. Why? As a young man in his late Twenties- early Thirties, he has just gotten a job and is immediately granted a loan to buy a car and rent an apartment. Big-boy things on his level. Then when he realizes that it'll take 3 years of massive deductions from his salary to pay for a tokumbo car, he begins to realize that just maybe, he arrived at a destination below his level.

A lot of these folks will give their lower-grade graduated college classmates the 'stink-eye' until they actually begin to realize the meaning of the word J.O.B (Just Over Broke).
Then they run into those guys who've probably gone on to battle their demons and emerge successful businessmen and CEOs and the realization sets in that in present day Nigeria, cramming theories and formulae to get good grades and a job without getting accustomed to the nitty-gritty of the professional/business environment where one intends to succeed will only get you so far.

Sadly, too many of these people have a twisted mentality that life is a part of school.

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Re: 7 Signs A Student Will Succeed In Life Even If He/she Graduates With A Poor CGPA by mart97(m): 7:17am On Jan 23, 2017
yea... very true.. good grades to a greater extent doesn't determine how successful one will be in life.

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