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Napoleon Hill stated that
“KNOWLEDGE has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy end.
”Have you ever learned something that you felt was important but you just weren’t sure what to do with the information? Or perhaps you personally have sought out new information, in hopes it would add value to your skill set or to your business success.
The current economic turmoil, much like the Great Depression that was raging when Napoleon Hill originally published Think and Grow Rich, has forced thousands if not millions of people to find additional or new sources of income.
Many have sought new education that would qualify them for a new position or new business venture.
Hill further discusses KNOWLEDGE by saying, “There are two types of KNOWLEDGE.
1.One is general,
2. the other is specialized.
General KNOWLEDGE, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money.”
“KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money.
Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that ‘KNOWLEDGE is power.
’It is nothing of the sort!
KNOWLEDGE is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.”We continue to hear today the phrase
“KNOWLEDGE is power.”
Each time you hear it, rephrase it to Hill’s accurate version,
“KNOWLEDGE is potential power.
”People must learn, in Hill’s words,
“HOW TO ORGANIZE AND USE KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRE IT.
”This is the critical step, which is the ability not only to acquire the KNOWLEDGE but to also learn the critical thinking skills needed to apply that KNOWLEDGE. The most successful businesses generally do one of two things:
1. Solve a problem;
2. Serve a need.
You can probably think of someone you know who is highly successful. More than likely they sought out and learned SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE in the area of her success, but more important, they then applied it to solve a problem or provide a service for which they was richly rewarded
In today’s environment, it has never been easier to acquire SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE.
Just about anything you want to learn can be found on the Internet, and access to formal education through online platforms and flexible scheduling has made working toward advanced degrees extremely manageable as well.
After validating the source of the information, the question is whether you will dedicate yourself to apply that KNOWLEDGE by taking action to solve a problem or serve a need.
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