What does it mean to be an educated man or woman? By definition, modern society would claim that it means that a person had undertaken extensive study at a college or university. To more knowledgeable people, it is known that is not necessarily a truth. Did you know that all of mankind’s greatest achievements can be summarized by six intellectual factors. If used correctly can make the difference between living a life full of abundance or misery? Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich said. . . “An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has developed the faculties of his mind in such a way that he can acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.
“Both Henry Ford and Bill Gates fall well within the meaning of this definition. During the First World War, a Chicago newspaper published a number of editorials in which, among other statements, Henry Ford was called “an ignorant pacifist.” Mr. Ford objected to the statements, and sued the paper for libeling him. When the suit was tried in the Courts, the attorneys for the paper pleaded justification, and placed Ford himself on the witness stand, for the purpose of proving to the jury that he was ignorant. The attorneys asked Mr. Ford a great variety of questions, all of which were intended to prove, by his own evidence, that, while he might possess considerable specialized knowledge pertaining to the manufacture of automobiles, he was, overall, ignorant. Mr. Ford was asked questions like: “Who was Benedict Arnold?” and “How many soldiers did the British send over to America to put down the Rebellion of 1776?” In answer to the last question, Mr. Ford replied, “I do not know the exact number of soldiers the British sent over, but I have heard that it was a considerably larger number than ever went back.” Finally, Ford grew tired of this line of questioning, and in reply to a particularly offensive question, he leaned over, pointed his finger at the lawyer who had asked the question, and said, “If I should really want to answer the foolish question you have just asked, or any of the other questions you have been asking me, let me remind you that I have a row of electric push-buttons on my desk, and by pushing the right button, I can summon to my aid men who can answer any question I desire to ask concerning the business to which I am devoting most of my efforts. Now, will you kindly tell me, why I should clutter up my mind with general knowledge, for the purpose of being able to answer questions, when I have men around me who can supply any knowledge I require?” Did you know that at the age of retirement, according to the Social Security Administration, 96% of people are dead, broke, or still working? Did you know that only 3% are well-to-do and 1% are truly rich in a financial sense? I believe that this is 100% related to mindset. The top 4% who hold and control over 96% of the wealth must think differently. In short they use their mind differently than the 96% of the population who get very different results. I help reveal to people how very successful people make consistent quantum leaps in their life by using their intellectual factors; Most people really DO NOT THINK. . . Conscious Mental Activity does not constitute Thinking! You THINK with your Reasoning Faculty Reason: Within the conscious part of our mind we have the ability to reason and logically process information based on the data we perceive around us through our five senses. Our five senses include: sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. The vast majority of people do not effectively use the intellectual factor of reason. They follow some programming or habitual ways of being where every day is a repeat experience of the day that has passed. To complicate matters, the average person watches many hours of television each day. Watching television causes the viewer to move into a trance like state where thinking and reason is suspended. This even applies to watching educational programs. Thinking is a volitional process, meaning that the individual must choose to think and set time aside to see how they can better their life and form a definite plan to move in a positive direction. If no time is spent truly thinking, is it a surprise that the future is a repeat experience of the past? How much time do you spend truly thinking about what you want and how you can get it?