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My name is Christian Hansen, and I'm the Top College Guru.

Have you ever worked really hard for something and felt like you were just spinning your wheels and not going anywhere? I sure have. In fact, when I was preparing for college and making plans for my future I felt like that all the time - and even worse - felt like I wasn't getting anywhere. 

It wasn't until years later that I learned this valuable lesson: Effort does not equal success. 

"Hold up!" I hear you say, "Aren't we supposed to work hard? Aren't we supposed to put forth effort in order to succeed?"

Absolutely. Yes.

Effort is CRITICAL.

But effort alone doesn't equal success. In many cases it is a precursor to success, the foundation of success... but it is not the same as success.

Yes, effort is integral... but it is incomplete. Because it's only half the equation. Success is contingent on effort combined with... a winning plan. A strategy. A direction.

I may give effort...

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