Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Linda Michel White Largo, Florida, US

Posted: 2019-02-27

Seniorisms by LMW, Think & Grow Rich, The Fourth Step Toward Riches:


THERE are two kinds of knowledge…  One is general, the other is specialized…  General knowledge, no, Not Even Specialized KNOWLEDGE will attract your desires, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, until it’s reached the DEFINITE END DESTINATION…   Our education systems today would do well to teach students HOW TO ORGANIZE & USE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRE IT…

The real meaning of the word “educate” is derived from the Latin word “educo,” meaning to educe, to draw out, to DEVELOP FROM WITHIN...  This means each of us has the ability within us to become educated to suit our needs… Any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action…

First of all, decide the sort of specialized knowledge you require to reach your major purpose in life, your goals…  Make sure you have accurate information concerning dependable sources of knowledge such as:

(a) One’s own experience and education

(b) Experience and education available through cooperation of others (Master Mind Alliance)

(c) Colleges and Universities

(d) Public Libraries (Through books and periodicals in which may be found all the knowledge organized by civilization)

(e) Special Training Courses (Through night schools and home study schools in particular.)

Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy end… The SELF-DISCIPLINE one receives from a definite program of specialized study makes up to some extent, for the wasted opportunity when knowledge was available without cost…  This explains my education to a tee… I learned all about SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE before I even realized there was a term for it… Specialized knowledge, plus imagination, were the ingredients that went into my unique and successful education…  They helped to lead me into a life of sobriety, clowning & how to restore my self esteem…  I am so blessed that I finally decided to study Mentoring For Free… I’ll add this to my list of the most life changing decisions I’ve ever made…  I’m grateful to Michael Dlouhy for helping me to learn HOW TO THINK, INSTEAD OF WHAT TO THINK!

P.S. I always felt self conscious about my 10th grade education but this lesson has cleared that up for me...  One of my favorite movies is Patch Adams, (a very real person, a Doctor by education who hasn't collected a dime in over forty years for his services) It was through him I learned to practice "Extraordinary Happyness" on a daily basis... I'm probably one of the happiest people you could ever meet... :)