Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Celeste Smucker Nellysford, VA, United States

Posted: 2016-06-13

Chapter 1 Thoughts are Things
 
Thoughts are things.  They are the raw materials we use to attract anything
or anyone we want into our lives, thereby converting our thoughts into the
objects  of our desires. And we have a choice, we can do this intentionally 
and attract exactly what we want, or we can be victims, doing the process
by default and putting up with whatever it is we happen to get as a result.
 
Hill tells us, "our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts
which we hold in our minds, and, by means with which no man is familiar,
these 'magnets' attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of
life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts."  He added
that "before we can accumulate riches in great abundance, we must
magnetize our minds with intense desire for riches, that we must become
'money conscious' until the desire for money drives us to create definite plans
for acquiring it."
 
What are your strongest desires?  How successful have you been at manifesting
them?  Whatever you have in your life today is the result of the thoughts you
had in the past. 
 
If you don't have the life you desire, start with changing your thoughts.  What
are you telling the universe about what you want?  And how strong is your desire?  Are
you putting out a consistent strong signal?  Or are you like a cell phone in a remote
location that sometimes has a strong signal and sometimes drops calls or sends a garbled
signal.  If so don't be surprised if your results are also unreliable and inconsistent.
 
Examples of signal blockers are doubts and fears, or advice from  outside sources
such as your friends, your family, your church, or the media.  Who are you listening
to and what is their agenda?  If they are helping keep your signal, your desire, weak
they may not have your best interests at heart.
 
Hill's message, based on many years of research, is actually very simple  If you want
a different life from the one you have now, change your thoughts and develop a
desire so strong no outside forces can interrupt your signal to the universe. When 
your desires start showing up, you'll know you're doing it right.
 
Celeste Smucker