Lets be blunt: if you are going to sit around and wait for greatness to find you then you are wasting time. I've met quite a few people who seem content to just wait for someone else to find them and recognize their "obvious greatness." It's as though you're sitting in the pitch black deep within a cave somewhere and just expecting someone to happen upon you. It's a ridiculous expectation, and one that will in all likelihood get you absolutely no where. Something that my teachers will admit to often is that you frankly learn about 10% of what you need to know actually in school. This isn't to discount what you learn in school, because frankly that 10% is important. School can't possibly teach you to handle every possible situation you will ever encounter, but giving you a torch to help illuminate the way in the first place is a huge help.