There are many factors that contribute to your success in life and the two major factors are parental education and formal education. The most important education is your home education. How your parents educate and influence you are crucial to your success in life. Formal education expands what your parents have taught you about life and smooths any rough edges. Formal education gives you the knowledge and the foundation to land a good paying job. Hopefully, you had good parents with good parental skills otherwise you are at the mercy of formal education and the guidance of your higher power.We tend to focus on the last four (4) years of formal education when we talk about college admissions and not give any credit to the first 8 years of education. The foundation for high school and college success really begins with preschool education where the love of learning and the value of education are established. The value of education needs to be instilled into the young minds by the parents and the teachers with the intention that the individual will carry this value throughout life.The parents should emphasize the importance of education as early as possible and consistently stress to the child that they expect him or her to pursue higher education.The key to everyone’s success in life is in the first 3 stages of life: stage 1 (year 0 to 7), stage 2 (7 to 14) and stage 3 (14 to 21) Conquer future successIn stage 1 of life, some of the most important values are instilled in us in these early years and pretty much our personality is established by the age of 7. The foundation for education and life as it will be is also established. The positive things that we do with our children and the positive things that we say to our children will help to shape the person that the child will become. In stage 2 of life, elementary and junior high school education takes place and at this stage the foundation for success in high school is put in place. How each individual performs in these early stages of life greatly affect the success in high school and college.How important is your first 7 years of life? Conquer future successStage 1 is the most important stage of life because if you have done your job as a parent, the foundation for success is established.Most people don’t pay much attention to these first few years of life because most young couples are busy trying to make ends meet and get their life together. Ignoring these first few years of life is a huge mistake because this is when you can instill the values and work ethics that will affect the person for the rest of their lives. If parents spend enough time to read, talk and instill goals into these young and impressionable minds, the child will think only of attainment of success in life. We as parents, we have to mold these young minds with only positive and loving thoughts.How important is your elementary and junior high school education? Conquer future successIn stage 2 of life, the child continues to build on the foundation that you have created in the first stage of life. This stage is very important to the success of the child in high school and college. The value of education and the type of work ethic that has been established up to this point will most likely continue throughout the individual’s lifetime. You don’t wait until high school to start talking to your child about further education. This process should begin in stage 1 of life.In stage 3 of life, the choices and decisions that the child makes with your guidance either makes or breaks his or her future. The decisions and choices that we make between the ages of 16 and 22 create the foundation for the success or failure of our lives. Poor choices and poor decisions will lead to a miserable life and the opposite will lead to successful and happy life.