Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2016-06-17

Chapter 2- Desire The starting point
 of all achievement

“You may as well know, right here, that you can 
never have riches in great quantities, UNLESS 
you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE 
for money, and actually BELIEVE you will possess it.”

Some years ago, I remember going with my Dad to a 
blacksmith. Dad had a plow on which the point had 
broken off. I watched as the smith place the plow 
and the point in hot coals. He then turned on a
blower, which stirred the flame in the forge, and I 
was that the fire glowed brighter and brighter. Even 
though I was standing back from the forge, I could 
feel the heat coming out of the hot coal as it got 
hotter and hotter. After a time, the blacksmith removed 
the two pieces of the plow, both glowing white hot. I
 watched as he placed them together and began to hammer
them back to just one piece.

My Dad’s desire was to have a strong, working plow, 
and with the help of the blacksmith and his white-hot 
forge, this was accomplished. So Too, I must take those
choices, and change to reach all the accomplishments 
God has put within me.

“If you truly DESIRE money so keenly that your desire 
is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing 
yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want 
money, and to become so determined to have it that you 
CONVINCE yourself you will have it.”

Three stories where presented in this chapter of those 
who placed theirs “thoughts” into white-hot coals of 
desire: Edwin Barnes, Marshal Field and Napoleon Hill 
with his son, Blair.

Barnes placed his thought, “I will be in business with 
Edison,” into the forge of DESIRE and didn’t quit till 
he had his dream. Field actually stood on the ashes of 
his past dreams and with white-hot DESIRE , dreamed of 
the tallest building ever seen standing on that site. 
Napoleon into placed into his son the thought that 
he would be able to hear his thought into a burning 
white-hot DESIRE for himself and Blair.

For me, this chapter is a awaking. I have been thinking 
long enough about being a professional network marketer. 
It is time to put it into the forge of white-hot DESIRE. 
Burn away the doubts and fears of the past. Forge ahead 
to the brighter future now prepared for me. It is time to 
open the road map Mr. Hill laid out for me, and following 
those six steps: Fix in my mind the exact amount I desire, 
knowing what I will give in return, set a definite date for 
completion, design a definite plan, write it down in clear
concise statement, and read that statement daily.

I fully know that my plan is to be active in MFF and the 
new boot camp starting on July 4, which will truly be an 
Independent Day. From the white-hot coals of those on the 
calls, to those who have shown concern to mentor me and 
those I have reached out to mentor, I will achieve all I

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX USA