Getting to the top 5–10 percent in your field can be done by following principles taught by other people. However, in order to become the best at what you do, at some point you leave it all b…
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb
Traditional schooling is fixed and inorganic. To reach the top 1% of standardized testing requires you to play by house rules (and have a high tolerance for the boring). This transfers poorly to the real world.