Welcome to this special Tuesday edition of The MIDA Project.   By the end of this post we will be caught up from my brief hiatus.   Today’s questions for reflection are from Chapter 5 of Think & Grow Rich.

I must admit this was probably my favorite chapter so far.  It reinforced for me the importance of continuing education for not only my continued professional certification but also my continued professional growth.  It also made me remember why I created this blog in the first place, to promote personal development & goal attainment. 

A few of my favorite quotes from this chapter include:
“Knowledge is only potential power”
“It pays to know how to purchase knowledge”
“Not mistake temporary defeat for failure”

Questions for reflection & application:
1.  True  False  General Knowledge is of but little use in the accumulation of money.

2.  How does knowledge attract money?

3.  How does the author define an educated man?  Based on this description,  are you an educated person? Why or Why not?

4.  What do you need in order to turn your desire into money?

5.  How is power acquired?

6.  What is the process to purchase specialized knowledge?  What type of specialized knowledge do you possess? What type do you need to acquire?

7.   What do successful people do in their field?  Are you doing these things?  What specialized knowledge you need to acquire in order to be a success in your desired field?

8.  What skills do you possess that can enhance the achievement of your desire?  Where can you obtain additional skills?

9. What is a strange thing about humans?   What is your person experience with this phenomenon?

10.  What does the author mean when he refers to “getting in a rut?”

Application:  Create your own “Master Mind” Group.  Include continuing education opportunities which can allow you to enhance your bank of specialized knowledge.  

We are lucky to live in an age when the internet makes it possible to learn from the successes and failures of others in our profession and our desired fields.  This chapter highlighted the value in pursuing not only personal but professional development.   What can you do today to advance your skill set?

Til next time,
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it” – Henry David Thoreau

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