Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Daniel Clark Bronx, New York, United States

Posted: 2016-06-08

Hill no doubt saves the best for last in this chapter.

In chapter 15, Hill describes the Six Basic Fears and later gives us a questionnaire for us to complete to help us get a better sense of what obstacles to success we have in our lives.  I made a checklist of each of the traits associated with each of the fears, to see which ones really applied to me.  The only surprise that I had was that I did NOT have every last one of them checked off when it was all said and done.  Some of the traits of each fear listed didn’t apply to me, and now that I have seen this on paper, it makes the matter much less intimidating than if all I did was simply ruminate on what it “could” be that’s stopping me from progressing in life.

There is a lot of ground to cover in this chapter so if I could offer any sort of lesson plan to anyone based on this final chapter, it would be this:

-Don’t ruminate on the past, or what you think the future may bring (if you’re feeling stagnant as you read this).  You can still make your life as great as you want it to be, regardless of what stage of it you are in, and regardless of how many failures or setbacks you have encountered in life.-

Last year was easily the most frustrating year of my life from a financial standpoint.  No jobs were hiring, not even the one that I had helped bring so much good business to just the year before, my bills were mounting up like there was no tomorrow, I had decided to call it quits with the network marketing opportunity that I had been a part of, because it brought me no financial gain whatsoever despite its many bold claims, and my personal life was starting to suffer too.  I felt like a complete failure.  I felt like if the me from years past could have looked into the future and saw me at that point in time, he would’ve thought “wow, I turn out to be a loser!”  Giving up and “accepting my fate” would’ve been all too easy to do at that point.  But what did I do instead?  I started searching online for solutions and that is when I came about Mentoring For Free and started looking up different opportunities based on the criteria laid out by Michael and Co. 

I still have a ways to go, but I feel a little more confident going forward.

Thank you all for showing me the wonders of Mentoring For Free, and I hope it has been helping you as much as it has been helping me.  (Hey, that rhymes!)

~Daniel Clark