A perceived lack of education is no excuse not to pursue wealth and personal prosperity and happiness. Indeed, it didn’t stop some of the most famous of the rich and famous, and the outcome is every bit as attainable for you, regardless of your starting point.
A Bounty Of Specialised Knowledge
Thomas Edison only had only three months of “schooling” during his entire life. He did not lack education, and he did not die poor.
Henry Ford had less than a sixth grade “education”, but managed to do very well for himself financially.
Specialized knowledge is among the most plentiful and the cheapest forms of service that can be had! If you doubt that because of the high price of education, take a look at the payroll of any university.
It Pays To Know How To Purchase Knowledge
First of all, decide what kind(s) of specialized knowledge your plan requires, and for what purpose it is needed. To a large extent your major purpose in life, the goal you are working toward, will help determine what knowledge you need. Once you have answered this question, your next move will require you to have accurate information concerning dependable sources of knowledge. The more important of these are:
a) Your own experience and education
b) Experience and education available by working cooperatively with others (Master Mind Alliance)
c) Colleges and Universities
d) Public Libraries
e) The Internet
f) Special Training Courses (especially those available through night schools and home study courses)
g) Online classes, degree programs, and training courses
As knowledge is acquired it must be organized and put to use, for a definite purpose, through practical plans. Knowledge has no value unless the information gained is applied toward some worthy end. This is one reason why college degrees are not the only indication of value. On their own, degrees represent nothing but miscellaneous knowledge. It is only when that knowledge is combined with ambition, a good work ethic, and the ability to apply it to the job that the degree itself shows worth to yourself and others who might want employ you.
Perseverance Trumps Education
Put in this light, it is easy to see how it is so. No doubt if you think about it you’ll have a hard time disagreeing. The world is full of successes and failures, and many of them very intelligent, educated people. If that were all there were to it, we’d all be rich by now; but only those keen to act and achieve gain wealth in the real world. At that point education becomes more of a contributing factor for the “how” than an actual indicator of potential success.
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