Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Richard Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA

Posted: 2017-01-01

Fears are nothing more than states of mind and one’s state of mind is subject to control and direction. This gives me great hope knowing that it can be controlled. Hill tells us that the only thing that we have control over is our thoughts so doesn’t it make sense that we should spend most of our time trying to master them? He goes on to say this, “Physicians, as everyone knows, are less subject to attack by disease than ordinary laymen, for the reason that physicians DO NOT FEAR DISEASE. Physicians, without fear or hesitation, have been known to physically contact hundreds of people, daily, who were suffering from such contagious diseases as small-pox, without becoming infected. Their immunity against the disease consisted, largely, if not solely, in their absolute lack of FEAR.” 

I have someone close to me that at the slightest onset of ANY symptom of sickness makes the statement that I think that I’m coming down with  (you name it ) and it never disappoints. Before the end of the day her reality is spoken into existence and sure enough whatever the fear was is now manifested like clockwork.

WOW! WOW! WOW! That makes this statement of Hill’s so real to me…”Man can create nothing which he does not first conceive in the form of an impulse of thought. Following this statement, comes another of still greater importance, namely, MAN’S THOUGHT IMPULSES BEGIN IMMEDIATELY TO TRANSLATE THEMSELVES INTO THEIR PHYSICAL EQUIVALENT, WHETHER THOSE THOUGHTS ARE VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.”

Another ah ha moment that I had was that I have to be diligent in guarding my mind from the thoughts being released from other individuals into the ether.

Hill also says that thought impulses of fear and poverty cannot be translated into terms of courage and financial gain so I know that total elimination of fear and poverty is necessary if I want success.

He also says “There can be no compromise between POVERTY and RICHES! The two roads that lead to poverty and riches travel in opposite directions. If you want riches, you must refuse to accept any circumstance that leads toward poverty.” That is pretty well cut and dried, I cannot compromise one bit.

Another huge truth…”few people realize that they are bound, handicapped, whipped spiritually and physically through some form of fear. So subtle and deeply seated is the emotion of fear that one may go through life burdened with it, never recognizing its presence.” This fact makes me realize  that I have to self examine myself very closely and IDENTIFY any form of fear, indecision, or doubt and work on it’s elimination. Hill says that where there is one of these that you will most likely find the other two along with it. I know we all have a tendency to pass off any hint of fear or any any other flaw as “ not applying to us “, that’s always for someone else so we have to accept responsibility.

It is my goal to identify any traces of any of these three so that I can eliminate them from my life.

Rick Burnett