Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA

Posted: 2016-03-25

 

CHAPTER 5-SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE

You walk into a darkened room general knowledge tells

you to go flip the light switch and light should come right

on but when the light doesn’t come on it may be a call for

specialized knowledge to where the trouble may be. This

specialized knowledge many times comes from someone

who spent many hours in a classroom, in a tech lab and

many weeks, even years, honing their skills. Why? So they

could learn to organize and use this knowledge after they

acquired it.

   Just as the electricity behind the light switch is only power

for the light when it is turned on, so knowledge is only power

when is organized into definite plans of action and directed to

a definite end. Mr. Hill wrote, “An educated man is one who has

so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything

he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.”

   Henry Ford did not look “educated” on paper, but had all the

specialized knowledge to become one of the wealthiest men of

the 20th century. How? Well as Mr. Ford put, “Why I should clutter

up my mind with general knowledge, for the purpose of being able

to answer questions, when I have men around me who can supply

any knowledge I require?”

   Thought turned to a burning desire, fueled by a faith stirred by

positive emotions, and voiced in daily self-talk, can be converted

in its monetary equivalent. But, before you can transmute desire

into its monetary equal, you will need specialized knowledge of

the task, product/service, or vocation you are going to offer to gain

this fortune.

   I repeat daily, “I am blessed to have the largest organization in

network marketing easily and consistently through education and

teamwork.” I now ask my Mastermind group for guidance in reaching

this goal. I choose to be on the calls daily basis. I read TGR and

write a lesson weekly, plus I opt to participate on calls and listen

to wisdom shared by everyone else. I see as I acquire knowledge

the need to be organized and put into use, which means have a

definite purpose, through practice. As written, “Knowledge has

no value except that which can be gained from its application

toward some worthy end.”

   Success is there for all of us to have, but it does require us to

never stop acquiring specialized knowledge in our purpose, business,

and profession. So I chose to myself to be true, never stop learning

and doing what I learn.

 

Nathan Grimes

Lubbock, TX USA