Today - after a long, extended weekend away - I finally get back to our discussion of Napoleon Hill's classic, "Think & Grow Rich".
We focus on chapter 5 entitled: "Specialized Knowledge" - the 4th step on your journey to "riches".
Here's the main focus on the little bit that I discuss in today's podcast --- are you gaining "specialized" knowledge OR are you "specializing" in gaining "general knowledge"?
What do I mean by that? First of all, Mr. Hill points out that there are two kinds of knowledge - general knowledge (like you gain from attending school/college) and specialized knowledge (putting your knowledge to use for a "specialized" - or specific - purpose).
Too many people are "specializing in gaining general knowledge" - they are spending all of their time gaining one degree after another but never take that step to put all of that "education" and "knowledge" to work or use for the benefit of others. Do you know anyone like that? Are YOU that type of person?
I discuss how I have known people that seem to have "hid" in college. They didn't really want to leave the comfort of college and step out into the real world. They had the routine down - learn to study, study, pass the tests and get your degree and they feared stepping out of that comfort zone.
Sound familiar? We've discussed this same type of idea in an early podcast entitled: "Why Not Now?" Plans and/or education is good - even great and absolutely necessary! However, there comes a time when we MUST step out and put those plans and that education into practice!
Has your specialty become learning and planning?
Has your specialty become procrastination? Hesitation?
Has your specialty become FEAR?
If so, gain confidence from things like my podcast and blog and KNOW THAT YOU CAN and then simply DO IT!
The world is WAITING for you! Do you know that? Do you believe that?
There is a purpose for you - this world is waiting for YOU to fulfill YOUR purpose - yes, even your DESTINY!!!
It's time. No one else can do it for you. No one else WILL do it for you.
Only you. You are the only one that can. And you will. You MUST.
Be sure to listen in to Wednesday's discussion as we continue these thoughts.
And, as always...
"Make it an AWESOME Day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"