You do not need to go to college to get a good job. You do not need good grades to get into college. You do not need to load up on extra curricular activities. You do not need to get a high paying job.
Be a person. Take classes that you care about and want to learn more about. Join clubs that interest you. Look for a school that is a good match. Find the school that is the best for you. Look for a job that is interesting not one that necessarily pays the most. Be unique. Be daring. Be who they want to be. Be prepared to work hard, but look for meaning in your life. Look for meaning in your studies. Look for meaning in your job. Redefine success. Make mistakes. Learn from those mistakes. Grow. Adapt. Change the world. Stop being part of a system. Start being a person. Be different.