Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Kathy Calicotte Hannibal, Missouri, USA

Posted: 2016-03-29

 

CHAPTER 5  -  SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE

 

Knowledge will not attract money (or any other kind of success) unless it is organized and intelligently directed, through

practical plans of action, to the definite end.

 

Hill states "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".  To me, once I understood that, everything changed.  AND THEN, when

I read this next quote, everything shifted again.  "The accumulation of great fortunes calls for POWER, and power is

acquired through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge, but that knowledge does not

necessarily have to be in the possession of the person who accumulates the fortune".  

 

I had to read this SEVERAL times.  If you will take the time to really read and think about what you are reading in this book, 

and discuss it with other like minded people, like my husband and the Mentoring For Free team, you can actually feel yourself growing

and absorbing knowledge.  It's the most amazing thing!  

 

My whole life I was told the generic blah, blah, blah, like knowledge is power and the only people who will get anywhere in

life are those who go to college and get 19 degrees.  Well, I don't have a "college education" and apparently I have no "power".

WRONG!!!!!  I now know that to be truly "educated" I don't need to know EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING, I just need to

know the people who do!  And, I also now know that knowledge means nothing if you don't have a clue how to organize and 

use it.  

 

It has taken me 59 years, being introduced to Mentoring For Free and reading Think and Grow Rich, but finally I am learning

to love and believe in myself.  Thank you all.

 

Kathy Calicotte

Hannibal, MO