Jean McLeod Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
"OPPORTUNITY has spread its wares before you. Step up to the front, select what you want, create your plan, put the plan into action, and follow through with PERSISTENCE. “Capitalistic” America will do the rest. You can depend upon this much—"
This is the invitation that has brought many to move from far away lands to come and settle in the great States of America! It has been available to all for the taking, and yet only a very small percentage of the country has partaken. I am one of the huge percent that has not partaken of the opportunity. This book has been around for about 80 years and is on the "must read" list, and yet the majority of us have missed it.
"-CAPITALISTIC AMERICA INSURES EVERY PERSON THE OPPORTUNITY TO RENDER USEFUL SERVICE, AND TO COLLECT RICHES IN PROPORTION TO THE VALUE OF THE SERVICE. The “System” denies no one this right, but it does not, and cannot promise SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, because the system, itself, is irrevocably controlled by the LAW OF ECONOMICS which neither recognizes nor tolerates for long, GETTING WITHOUT GIVING."
As I listened and read this chapter today, again, I marveled that this book was written 80 years ago. It is so in the face of what is going on in our country, with this election, and in the attitudes of people everywhere we look. As I search Facebook groups and post ads, I am so saddened by the blatant desperation and quest to acquire something for nothing. The screaming ads, the flashy signs, the dollar bills, the "look at me!", push, rush, frantic craziness! I must admit that I have been on that road, but while I was on it, it was uncomfortable. But now that I have found Mentoring for Free, which led me to Think and Grow Rich, I am calling forth people who want to slow down, find the truth and begin to accomplish their dreams. I remind myself we are on the narrow road. Only a small percentage is going to stop and pay attention. We're not looking for everyone, we're looking for the ones looking for us, for truth and to slow down the chatter. We have been given proven systems and it is up to each of us to follow those systems thus to be controlled by the law of economics. I am so grateful to be on this new journey with like minded people that are leading by example and cheering for our victory. Thank you Michael and Linda and all of those who are and will be on this incredible journey.