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Unformatted text preview: people because they are free. This is the major reason
why so many people ﬁnd it necessary to acquire additional training after they
quit school and go lo work. It is also one of the major reasons why EMPLOYERS GIVE GREATER CONSIDERATION TO EMPLOYEES WHO TAKE HOME
STUDY COURSES. They have learned, from experience, that any person who has
the ambition to give up a part of his spare time to studying at home has in him
those qualities which make for leadership. This recognition is not a charitable
gesture, it is sound business judgment upon the part of the employers.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of LACK OF AMBITION! Persons, especially salaried people, who
schedule their spare time, to provide for home study, seldom remain at the bottom very long. Their action opens the way for the upward climb, 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. 69 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH The home study method of training is especially suited to the needs of employed
people who ﬁnd, after leaving school, that they must acquire additional specialized knowledge, but cannot spare the time to go back to school.
The changed economic conditions prevailing since the depression have made it
necessary for thousands of people to ﬁnd additional, or new sources of income.
For the majority of these, the solution to their problem may be found only by acquiring specialized knowledge. Many will be forced to change their occupations
When a merchant ﬁnds that a certain line of merchandise is not selling, he usually
supplants it with another that is in demand. The person whose business is that of
marketing personal services must also be an efﬁcient merchant. If his services do
not bring adequate returns in one occupation, he must change to another, where
broader opportunities are available.
Stuart Austin Wier prepared himself as a Construction Engineer and followed
this line of work until the depression limited his market to where it did not give
him the income he required. He took inventory of himself, decided to change
his profession to law, went back to school and took special courses by which he
prepared himself as a corporation lawyer. Despite the fact the depression had not
ended, he completed his training, passed the Bar Examination, and quickly built
a lucrative law practice, in Dallas, Texas; in fact he is turning away clients.
Just to keep the record straight, and to anticipate the alibis of those who will say,
“I couldn’t go to school because I have a family to support,” or “I’m too old,” I
will add the information that Mr. Wier was past forty, and married when he went
back to school. Moreover, by carefully selecting highly specialized courses, in colleges best prepared to teach the subjects chosen, Mr. Wier completed in two years
the work for which the majority of law students require four years. IT PAYS TO
KNOW HOW TO PURCHASE KNOWLEDGE!
The person who stops studying merely because he has ﬁnished school is forever
hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matte...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12