I Wish ….. I Could Think And Grow Rich
Do you remember the delights of wishes when you were a child …. it all seemed so simple then and you thought that wishes came true just because you wished for them … do you remember blowing out the birthday candles and making a wish …. we certainly do. We said it to our kids and we’re sure we will be telling it to our grand child very soon. It’s just one of those traditions.
If only life were like that for real…. As we get older we discover that you have to do more than make a wish for things to change in your life.
The first thing you need to decide is WHAT DO YOU WANT? Is it money, peace of mind, happiness …..? Without knowing that it will be dificult to turn your wishes into reality ….and never forget that riches cannot always be measured in money!
On the plane journey from London to Costa Rica we settled down with our audio books – it’s just such a great opportunity to invest in our education …… we got a copy of the Napoleon Hill Think And Grow Rich audio (which we have to say was a great investment) – Things we had read before we saw in a completely different light …… hence the reason for this blog post really and because we hear so often those words “I Wish I Could …….”
What do you need to do to make your wishes come true?
We could not possibly say it any better than the man himself so we will quote from the book …. Think and Grow Rich
“Truly, ‘thoughts are things‘ and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence , and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects…….
Napoleon Hill goes on to describe how Edwin C Barnes discovered how true it is that men reallly do THINK AND GROW RICH. His discovery did not come about at one sitting. It came little by little, beginning with a BURNING DESIRE to become a business associatae of the great Edison
You can read the full story here - just grab your copy of the 1937 book – it’s in Chapter 1
Here’s what he knew … He KNEW WHAT HE WANTED, AND THE DETERMINATION TO STAND BY THAT DESIRE UNTIL HE REALISED IT. He had no money to begin with. He had but little education. He had no influence. But he did have initiative, faith, and the will to win. With these intangible forces he made himself number one man with the greatest inventor who ever lived.
In this chapter you will also read about oneof the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another. We are NO EXCEPTION and we are sure it will happen to you as well. The thing is – will you keep on keeping on or will you quit?
DESIRE is the starting point of all achievement
In Chapter 2 you will discover how Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything back of that GOAL.
He had a definite purpose to become the partner of Edison …. he was content to start at the beginning provided there was to be an opportunity to take a step towards his cherished goal. This is a remarkable illustration of the power of a DEFINITE DESIRE. Barnes won his goal, because he wanted to be a business associate of Mr Edison more than he wanted anything else. He created a plan by which to attain that purpose and he burnt all his bridges behind him
He didn’t say “I will work there for a few months, and if I get no encouragement, I will quit and get a job somewhere else”. He did say “I will start anywhere. I will do anything Edison tells me to do, but before I am through I will be his associate”
He did not say, “I will keep my eyes open for another opportunity, in case I fail to get what I want in the Edison organisation“ He said, “There is but ONE thing in this world that I am determined to have, and that is a business association with Thomas A Edison. I will burn all bridges behind me, and stake my ENTIRE FUTRE on my ability to get what I want.
He left himself no possible way of retreat. He had to win or perish.
What do we learn from this ?
That “wishing” is not enough. That you need to have a DESIRE and a DEFINITE PURPOSE and be prepared to keep on keeping on until you get where you want to be and achieve your ultimate goal.
What the Mind Can Conceive The Mind Can Achieve …….
Here’s the video Susan recorded on the beach in Costa Rica talking about how we got to be here …… this really was a huge goal for us and a BIG stretch to come all this way but we knew that we absolutely had to do it no matter what and that DESIRE became a DESIRE WITH DEFINITE PURPOSE.
We cannot set your goals but we can help you to make a plan and give you the encouragement you need to follow through on that plan ….. for your part you just need that DEFINITE PURPOSE …… that you will Think and Grow Rich.
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