I’ve heard the statement, “College isn’t for everyone!” And, that may be true but, the decision to go or not to go should be well researched and thought out. A good friend of mine was told by their high school guidance counselor that they weren’t college material and this stuck with that person all their life. Thankfully, they did not listen to the counselor and decided to pursue a degree in business. But statements like that can be debilitating to a young person. We as human beings often grapple with the normal issues of life and when the seed of failure is planted it often festers and grows.
Look, not everyone is going to be a physicist or a brain surgeon, but if you should decide that you want to be a physicist or a brain surgeon, go for it! It might take long hours of study, tutors and some failure, but like every great athlete, the key to success is often practice, practice, practice. If on the other hand you decide that you want to be a chef, work at becoming the best chef ever. Never let anyone fill your head with doubt about your abilities or your potential. Do your own assessment of your skills, and if you are weak in one area work on improving; and little by little you will see the results.