Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Shirley Gekler Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2019-09-25

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The Fourth Step toward Riches

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 under-

standing 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.

This "missing link" in all systems of education known to 

civilization today may be found in the failure of educational

institutions to teach their students HOW TO ORGANIZE, AND

USE KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRED IT.

Andrew Carnegie stated that he, personally, knew nothing about

the technical end of the steel business; moreover, he did not particularly

care to know anything about it.  "The specialized knowledge which he

required for the manufacture and marketing of steel, he found

available through the individual units of his MASTER MIND GROUP.

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 man who accumulates the fortune.

The preceding paragraph should give hope and encouragement

to the man with ambition to accumulate a fortune, who has not

possessed himself of the necessary "education" to supply such 

specialized knowledge as he may require.  Men sometimes go through

life suffering from "inferiority complexes" because they are not men of 

"education"  "The Man who can organize and direct a "Master Mind"

group of men, who possess knowledge useful in the accumullation of

money is just as much a man of education as any man in the group.

REMEMBER THIS,  if you suffer from a feeling of inferiority because

your schooling has been limited.

Thomas A. Edison  and Henry Ford, each had little formal schooling,

however, neither let that lack of formal schooling stop them

Thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy for providing this platform for

all of us to learn and grow into the people that we were meant to become.

Love to all 

Shirley Gekler

Sudbury, Ontario