Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2019-06-12

We are interested primarily in finding men who can make exceptional progress in management work. For this reason we emphasize qualities of character, intelligence and personality far more than specific educational background.’

The above quote was made by one of the largest industrial companies, the leader in its field  who wrote to Mr Robert P. Moore, the secretary of appointments at Columbia University

Even though I did not go to Columbia University I had a similar situation when I graduated from college in the education field.  After a year or two of teaching I realized I wasn’t really teaching the students what they needed to become a good citizen.  I didn’t seek an advanced degree because I felt what I would learn was theory of what should happen.  There was no practical knowledge that I would acquire.  

After searching I did become acquainted with a new concept of education which I could have pursued but my life had changed.  I was married with a family so that is where I needed to concentrate my knowledge.  i found that I could teach my children the qualities of character, intelligence and personality  that are needed in dealing with challenges that happen in life.   

i really agree with Mr. Hill when he says that vocational schools teach students about making good decisions. When they make decisions the student has to be prompt especially in payment of their education. They learn that they need to take action and learn what the course teaches and they create the habit of finishing that which one begins.  .

Thank you Mastermind Group for letting me share.


Ethel Van Zanten 

Tucson, AZ