“The right to procure property and to use it for one’s own enjoyment is essential to the freedom of every person, and our other rights would mean little without these rights of property ownership. It is also for these reasons that the government’s power to tax property is placed in those representatives most frequently and directly responsible to the people, since it is the people themselves who must pay those taxes out of their holdings of property.”
– Thomas Jefferson
As I was working towards become an agent, this quote really resonated with me. If you’re looking for an advocate in your real estate transaction in the Colorado Springs or Denver area, my team and I would be honored to earn your business. Outside the area? We have an alliance of local agents that want to earn your business, too.
I’ve long held to the idea that “knowledge is power.” However, I read something today that simply clicked. Is knowledge power? Napoleon Hill doesn’t think so, to a degree.
“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.” (Hill, Think and Grow Rich)
This, Hill argues (and I agree) is a key component of success. It should also be noted Mr. Hill isn’t advocating for power for power’s sake. Rather, the kind of power he’s talking about is the power to act, to make your way through life and build success. Knowledge is potential power. Specialized knowledge, applied to building success, is the key to achieving that success.
The short takeaway: education is important — acting on your knowledge even more so.