Overrated Or Underrated: Common Beliefs We Get Wrong


As a society, we often overvalue unimportant things and undervalue ideas and strategies that make a real difference. The belief of what is important, and understanding what doesn’t need any attention, is where the fault lies.

The education system directs us to the fact that degrees, certificates and credentials are of much more importance than the creativity, skills and most importantly “courage”. Degrees are be important; I mean, obviously I don’t want to be operated on by a neurosurgeon who didn’t attend any medical school. But, as ‘Charlie Gilkey’ said; “Most people need degrees because they don’t have the courage to ask for what they want”.

Being in motion is not same thing as taking action. We’ve fallen into the trap of not admitting the courage to ask for what we want. Too often, we let our fears and emotions prevent us from sharing what we really need from our lives. Elon Musk, the founder, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX dropped out from the Stanford University after just two days, because he really didn’t understand physics there. As of February 2018, he has a net worth of $20.8 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 53rd-richest person in the world.

We all believe in doing something new, right? I’ve been guilty of jumping at the latest tactic just like; everyone else. We fool ourselves into thinking, that the new tactic will change our lives. We will become more successful than the one person with whom we are compared since childhood. There really isn’t much of a secret to most of the things. Want to be a better writer? Write more. Want to be stronger? Lift more. You don’t need more time, more money or more strategies. You just need to follow your aim and have the courage to tell it to the whole world.

We all love status. We want medallions on our jackets. We want pride, power and prestige in out titles. We want to be acknowledged and recognized. But, do we need all of this for the position, that we never dreamt of or actually never wanted? Well! Nowadays “Dream big and dreams come true”, is underrated and working just to get little extra than your fellow mate has become overrated common beliefs, which we get wrong. The degrees, the awards, going to the “right” school or being born into the “right” family- none of these things are a prerequisite for success.

                                     Chase your dream to chase your success!  

About the Author:


Chahat Sharma (DAV College 10)

Confident girl with a balanced physical and mental stimulation that makes me focused. Discipline and dedication  are my major beliefs. Strongly opinionated.  Passionate about writing in order to create differences globally!



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