In continuing his discussion on vested interests from the last Mindset Mastery post, Hill goes on to take on the idea of free education and what people usually get out of that.
Paying The Price Of Education
The United States has what is often said to be the greatest public school system in the world. Districts continuously invest large sums of money, in fact, the majority of budgets in many cities and towns (not to mention monies from the federal government) for buildings, transportation, supplies and faculty so all American children may attend the best schools; but there is one astounding weakness to this marvelous system—it is free! One of the strange things about human beings is that they value only what has a direct cost to them, personally. The free schools of America, and the free public libraries, do not impress people because they are free. This is one of the major reasons why so many people find themselves in need of additional training before they can go on to secondary and specialized educational programs.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition! People, especially working people, who schedule their spare time to make time for continuing and online education, seldom remain at the bottom very long. The simple fact that they have enough ambition to take additional action shows something in them that will help them to rise above; that ambition opens the way for the upward movement, removes many obstacles from their path, and gains the friendly interest of those who have the power to put them in the way of opportunity.
Ambition, Your Opportunity
Ambition is not a problem for most of the people who find their way here to these Mindset Mastery posts, and almost definitely not for those who follow along and continue to come back. Each of you has recognized the need for a better life and more personal financial freedom—and grasped the motivation to do something about it! Your continued dedication shows a high level of ambition—just the thing you need to continue to cultivate to succeed and gain sustainable personal prosperity. I congratulate each and every one of you for that monumental accomplishment, and wish the same for all new-comers. Here’s to everyone’s success!
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