10 Reasons To Study: For Motivated Entrepreneurs

by Mar 26, 2024

Entrepreneurship students must study. Motivate yourself to think as a businessperson. You may want to jump right into working your business but understand that studying to elevate yourself and your grades does more than just pay back with a diploma. The motivation to learn and apply good study habits and retain the knowledge creates expertise and a skillset that benefit you and your business for years to come. Don’t waste your time in school or the tuition. Free books aren’t typically a thing. A free ride in the future isn’t a thing either. Apply yourself now to be ready later. 



10 Reasons To Study: For Motivated Entrepreneurs



 It’s said that education leads to a positive domino affecting many aspects of a person’s life and outlook. We are sharing 10. 

Don’t wonder if applying yourself to actually learn and retain the learning pays back. Don’t wonder if studying actually matters. It does.

Confucius explained, “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”

At a personal business level, hope also breeds your motivation to aspire and continue on. 


We have shared this Malcom X quote in several articles. It cannot be shared enough, in our opinion. 

 “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”  ~ Malcolm X


An educated mind is one of the world’s most valuable resources. Your educated mind will be one of Your most valuable resources.

Why must you be motivated to study? To pass your exam?  

  1. You’ll waste your monetary investment.
  2. There’s no payback from wasted time.
  3. Education develops your identity and character.
  4. Education leads to confidence in your ideas and skillset.
  5. Studying now leads to continual future progress.
  6. The skillset developed today is your foundation for tomorrow.
  7. You own this knowledge, and your knowledge is power.
  8. Your education will unlock many doors to opportunity.
  9. Your education ensures your freedom.
  10. Education creates options and helps you thrive.




You Become What You Give Your Attention To. Quote by Epictetus



1. You’ll waste your monetary investment.  

First and foremost, you paid for this opportunity to learn. If you didn’t pay for it yourself, you should be incredibly grateful for the skill that got you there or for those that did. Waste not is lesson #1 in the business world. So don’t waste your money or someone else’s investment in you. Don’t even go there. 


“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”  ~ Walter Cronkite


“The content of a book holds the power of education, and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.”  ~ Malala Yousafzai



2. There’s no payback from wasted time.

Education doesn’t just happen. The information in the text doesn’t just jump into your brain. Don’t squander the time and do not give up. Some classes will be difficult and require a different way of thinking and approaching the information. Even if you fail, do not give up. We don’t progress – we don’t win – without learning and practice. Studying can help significantly and so will your time management and level of ambition. Think about it. Your actions should align with your reasons for being there. 


“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”  ~ Abigail Adams


“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  ~ Vince Lombardi


“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”  ~ John F. Kennedy



3. Education develops your identity and character. 

 It’s what makes you – You. It’s motivational, and as you learn about what you want to achieve, you develop an understanding of the world. Of course the coursework can make you smart and also develop skills … but one must acknowledge that it’s your effort that actually led to this increase, right?! Of course. Nothing “makes you smart.” It’s not a magic pill. It’s the coursework paired with your study habits and effort. Your identity and character. 


“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”  ~ William Shakespeare


“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” —William S. Burroughs




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4.  Education leads to confidence in your ideas and skillset.

Self-confidence leads to your belief in yourself and your ideas. It allows you to be creative, to have your ideas shot down, and rebuilt or replaced with new and better solutions. 


“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”  ~ Malcomb Forbes


“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.”  ~ Chuck Grassley


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt



5.  Studying now develops your hard and soft skillsets.  

Gaining exposure to many basics and life skills is important. Gaining more knowledge and new skills builds your confidence and leads to your area of focus. Schools teach us through lectures you listen to, books you read, and essays you write. Studying part of that process. However academic success comes with more than simply grades you want. You learn valuable lessons as you attend school. Education has the power to transform your life as it teaches you how to get things done. 


“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family.”  ~ Kofi Annan


 “The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”  ~ Jean Piaget



6.  The skillset developed today is your foundation for tomorrow.

Use your study skills to develop building blocks, and learn different approaches. If you forget, take the opportunity to practice again. Studying helps your personal growth and self-esteem. It helps you develop the courage to ask the questions, revisit the skill, and achieve success as you continue evolving. As your own employer, faced with deadlines, you don’t need excuses, You need what you learned about resources in order to survive. You need the body of knowledge paired with how to ask for the help of others!


“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”  ~ Mortimer Adler


“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.”  ~ Brian Tracy


“Education is the best provision for old age.”  ~ Aristotle



7.  You own this knowledge, and your knowledge is power.

It’s not about knowing every fact in the book, and remembering every line or step in a process you learned in class. It’s about the overall lesson, knowing it exists, why it’s important, and where to go to find the information you need. 


“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~ Maimonides


“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  ~ Albert Einstein


The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. -B.B. King



I need to study how many days a week?  



Image of wing of airplane with quote Only You can ensure you are in a different place next year. Study. by Denise Dales



What if cheat sheets are allowed and encouraged? Does that lessen my character?  

No! Not if they are permitted to ensure you follow the correct steps! 


8.  Your education will unlock many doors to opportunity.

Opportunities will present themselves. Opportunities will be created. Opportunities will appear. Your gift through your education is the ability to recognize them and capitalize upon the ones that make sense (and cents) for YOU. 


“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table – all of that starts with education.”  ~ Michelle Obama


“Learning is not compulsory… Neither is survival.”  ~ W. Edwards Demin



9. Your education ensures your freedom.

 The quotes below explain this concept best. You need to get this.


“Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.”  ~ George Washington Carver


“Education makes people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”  ~ Peter Brougham


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  ~ Nelson Mandela



10. Education creates options and helps you thrive.

Thriving comes into play after you ensure your basic needs of shelter, food, and water are in place. Thriving involves your strengths and weaknesses – your knowledge and understanding – then takes it a step further. 


“The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”  ~ Sydney J. Harris


“A child without education is like a bird without wings.”  ~ Tibetan Proverb


There is a literal high cost to wasting your education. Unfortunately, there’s an even higher cost to not taking your education seriously and learning. That cost follows you for the rest of your life. That cost affects nations.

Wherever you learn, wherever you study, wherever you apply yourself – do it. ‘And do to honor yourself and those that invested in you. Do it because you believe in yourself and want to go on with lessons learned to develop your future. 

There are as many lessons in a particular textbook skill as there are on the job, yes. As we mentioned, the lessons go FAR beyond the number of steps in whatever process you focus on today. Your education may be in a classroom, sitting on a box at home listening to a podcast, reading a book at a city library or simply on the ground. The act of learning can take place literally anywhere. Take the opportunity. Understand it’s value. Appreciate it and yourself enough to use it to develop your own value. Ignorance is astronomically expensive. 

 The benefits of studying are HUGE and Ongoing!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  ~ Dr. Seuss


No matter what type of learner you are, you want to study, and take your education seriously. The more you expand your knowledge and critical thinking abilities the more successful you will be in taking an idea and making it into the green. Financial literacy and turning a profit are necessary for you so let’s end with the words of Benjamin Franklin. Success isn’t only about working hard and good intentions.

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Go study. You got this. 


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