Why are some people well off and others drown in poverty? How does some people seem to get all the breaks and others can get a fair shake? Do you ask yourself these questions? I did for a while until I learn the power of education.

I learned that if I can pick up a book, read a website, and learn all that I can about a certain topic, I can change my circumstances. People are lazy and will do anything to avoid stretching their minds by reading. If it’s not on TV or on the radio they avoid it. Most people want information spoon-fed to them and will not take steps to work for the information that can change their lives.

Maybe it began in school. Having to read “boring” textbooks and listen to a teacher drone on and on about a topic that you will never have to see again in real life may be the culprit. Or maybe it’s the easy access to television and radio where entertainment is more fun that reading a book.

Unfortunately this mindset leaves the individual woefully unprepared for life, and left behind when it comes to good fortune. Instead of getting a great job or starting a business, life is spent slaving away as a grocery store clerk or fast food worker. Jealousy and bitterness sets in against those who have while they have-not. It seems that the haves get all the breaks but that is the case for a very small percentage of people. The rest of the haves get where they are because they take the time to study, read, and work hard to create their ideal life.

Education does not mean you have to go back to school and suffer through theory classes, it simply means you pick up a book and read. It means you take a course that interest you and will help you advance. It means that you become curious about the world and stop waiting for someone to hand it to you.

Everyone has the opportunity to become educated. You may not always get a degree for your labor, but you get something far more valuable; hope. With your education, determination, and ambition you can reach all of your goals. Instead of being a person who whines and complains about what you don’t have, you begin planning a way to get a better job, home, and savings account.

With the internet there are no excuses for not learning and being educated. There are so many free educational resources online that it would take years to go through them all. If you need to learn about finances, how to fix a faucet, or create a website, it’s all there. If you need to learn or brush up on your computer application skills, learn about investing, or how to start a business the tools are available. What about learning how to improve or repair your credit so you can buy a house or car? All that information is available online.

The more you know the more powerful you are to change your world. There is no excuse for not being the best you possible. Now is the time to change your life, regain the power you have given away because you are waiting for someone else to fix things for you, and get what you know you deserve. So what are you waiting for?

Author's Bio: 

So what is Samantha Gregory all about? Well, I am passionate about a lot of things from single mom empowerment to consulting about building an internet presence. The core of my passion is people. I love helping people be their best selves and reaching their highest potential.